Coming soon. The new telepresence robot from the makers of Roomba




Coming soon. The new telepresence robot from the makers of Roomba


Massachusetts company iRobot, maker of well-known domestic robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba , has announced plans to sell a robotic telepresence devices. The novelty should be on sale early next year.

Ava 500 is a flat 21.5-inch HD-panel on the mobile platform. See to it that makes telerobot can use the web-camera mounted on top of the screen.

Ava 500 services can take advantage of those who for some reason can not attend, for example, at the conference. Stead for the event can be sent to the robot. Schedule a videoconference can always be using the application for iPad. You point the robot to the time and place of the meeting. To destination Ava 500 gets own. The robot can also detect and toured all occurrences of the obstacles in his path in the form of people, walls and furniture. The user can at any moment stop the robot, for example, to chat with passers-by or other device telepresence, which is also possible.


It should be noted that Ava 500 is not the first robot telepresence which a head mounted display. Such devices are already being used by the physician in U.S. hospitals. The same can be said about the intelligence and rescue robots .

Since the system is not implemented samonavigatsii all models, the user has to take all the control of the robot itself. Ava 500, in turn, has an automatic samonavigatsiyu. The product was designed in conjunction with the American telecommunications company Cisco, specializing in the development and sales of network equipment.

Expected Ava 500 is offered at costs less than 70 000. His lease will cost 2000-2500 dollars a month.

iRobot Ava 500

A few months earlier iRobot unveiled a new robot vacuum cleaner for swimming pools .
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