Look Ma, Hands!

Image of the Origibot telepresence robot, from Origin Robotics.

We were pretty excited last month when we saw the release or Origibot's Indiegogo campaign. This low cost telepresence robot has an arm and gripper, truly separating it from the pack of existing bots out there. You now have the ability to interact with the environment you teleport yourself to.



This isn’t a polished consumer product yet, but it’s a really good platform. With it’s Arduino microcontroller, my brain is racing with ideas to included sensors and other attachments. I may need a larger battery. Plastic parts were made from 3D printing, but I can see where the extruded aluminum frame can easily take some Actobotics attachments from Servo City. Yes’ I’ll definitely need a larger battery and a base station for recharging.




They’ve already surpassed their goal of $18,000 and shooting for the stretch goal of $25,000 to get some personalization to your robot. With just over a week left in the campaign, let’s see them make that happen!






Here is a two minute video of the Origibot telepresence robot, from Origin Robotics, as it is used in a few different settings.

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