botiful interactive telepresence robot for skype
jul 26, 2012
botiful interactive telepresence robot for skype

‘botiful’ social media robot by claire delaunay

palo alto-based designer claire delaunay has conceived ‘botiful’, a telepresence social media robot specifically for android
powered smartphones that bridges physical interaction by means of online communication. utilizing a custom open-source 

interface, the user can control the robot’s direction and be remotely present from anywhere in the world. an internal app shop
offers additional features, such as face detection, making it easier to interact with distant family members at social events,
conduct conference calls, or remotely play with grandchildren from across the globe. an optional software development kit
for ‘botiful’ allows users to fully customize the robot by adding new sensors or integrating new applications to the existing
operating system.
available in white, black and blue, the ‘botiful’ is currently seeking funding on kickstarter. delaunay plans to add compatability
for iPhone if the project successfully meets its goals and is put into production.
kickstarter video introduction to the project
‘botiful’ detail
interacting with ‘botiful’ via skype
hosting a conference call with ‘botiful’ via skype
face detection software app

user interface for controlling robot

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