tech2 News StaffAug 22, 2016 18:33:19 IST
The i2u2 is a remote telepresence robot that is completely designed, engineered and built in India. The robot attaches to a tablet and was initially designed by the makers to interact with their kids at home, while at work. The reception has been spectacular, with the i2u2 being used for a range of purposes from people keeping watch on their pets to teleconferencing.
“Our users have been a constant source of support and have provided valuable feedback that we have incorporated into the platform" said Aman Kajaria, co-founder of i2u2 Robots. We aim to build the simplest, most affordable telepresence robot that can be used in every household to get people closer to their loved ones. We also encourage users to find their own unique use case for the robot.”
The new additions to this version of the robot is an improved and easy to use UI. There are sensors put in to avoid collisions, in addition to sensors that prevent the robot from falling off an edge. The flexible tablet holder can accommodate tablets of all shapes and sizes. There is now an app to control the robot over bluetooth when near it. More control mechanisms have been added.
The robot is available in limited quantity for a pre-order price of Rs 18,999. The offer is valid for only the first 50 units of the robot. Interested users have to go to the pre-order site and use the coupon code 'FIRSTFIFTY'. Normally, the i2u2 v 2.0 is priced at 24,999.
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