PadBot P1

"Want to visit family while out of town? The PadBot lets you be there instantly!"


Discontinued: Replaced by the PadBot P2

PadBot P1 Summary

Now a PadBot that includes a monitor!  The PadBot P1 has upgraded hardware, a built-in screen, speakers, a 720p camera.  Additionally, the P1 also includes a downward-facing camera for extra help in navigating more difficult areas. To use this feature you will click the settings menu in the app and press the appropriate button.  Download the PadBot app from the Apple or Google Play store, log in, and you are on your way to driving the PadBot P1 telepresence robot around as if you were at the PadBot's location.

Have you ever wanted to visit your family but wished you could somehow avoid the hassle of traffic?  

Wanted to visit your elderly parents more often, or visit your home or your pets while away?  The PadBot telepresence robots allow you to do those very things with extreme ease.  Drop in on your co-workers, family, friends, or pets instantly!  

Worried about difficulty driving?  Please, don't be.  Want to go forward? Press the 'up' arrow on the screen.  Right?  Press the 'right' button. Easier than stealing candy from a baby (Not that I've ever tried that, by the way).  The PadBot will even have no trouble driving over changes in flooring such as from carpet to tile and back again, so you can relax and enjoy your time catching up with family or friends, or simply driving around to explore or play with the children or pets on location.  The PadBot P1, as noted above, includes a second, downward-facing camera that you can switch to from the main camera for added ease in driving around trickier obstacles.  Furthermore, the PadBot has no trouble driving over small cords and changes in flooring such as from tile to carpet.

Easy to use features: Making its use even simpler, the PadBot includes features such as Auto-Answer and Automatic Docking (the latter is under development so may not work perfectly).  The PadBot's Auto-Answer feature (sometimes referred to as "Auto-Activation") allows you to activate the PadBot remotely; thereby eliminating the need for human intervention at the robot's location. This is particularly useful if you are hoping to check-in on family members or pets without needing one of them to activate the robot (although, if you have a pet that can activate a robot, please let us know!).  The Auto-Answer feature eliminates complications caused by such things as a lack of familiarity with modern technology, limited eyesight, or simply not hearing a call.  Just login and find the person you want to see.  One of the other more exciting features is the Auto-Docking feature (under development), whereby the PadBot will automatically return to its charger when the battery is low in order to charge itself.  Furthermore, with the click of a button you can send the PadBot immediately to its charger whenever you are done with your call.

Another feature, which may be helpful to some, is the ability for people at the location of the PadBot P1 to initiate the video conference by using the touch screen to call the remote user (the person who will be controlling the telepresence robot). 

How do you connect with the PadBot P1?  Connect to the PadBot using a smartphone or tablet.  No PC usage is supported at this time, unfortunately.  The PadBot communicates with the remote user through WiFi; which is built-in, but also has the option for you to plug a 4G card into the PadBot.  A 4G card may be useful if the robot is in a large location that has multiple wifi access points and you have difficulty maintaining a video call on wifi when the P1 needs to transfer from one wifi router to the next.  A 4G card could help eliminate this problem, however, your will need to be sure of your cell providers data usage limits to take advantage of this option. The PadBot P1 and PadBot P2 each support 4G and support the following bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900. 

Which tablets can control the PadBot P1?  The PadBot can be controlled only by smart phone (Android or Apple) or tablet at this time.  Currently there are no plans to add PC functionality, but we will keep you posted.  Both Android and Apple phones can be used.  Currently, the PadBot P1 will support the following tablets and phones on iOS systems: iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini (1, 2, 3), iPhone 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S. The PadBot will support most Android Pads and Phones that support Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.3 or above. However, the PadBot currently does not support the iPad 2, nor the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

What is the size of the PadBot P1? The PadBot weighs about 23 lbs. and stands a few inches over 3' (100 cm), a comfortable height to engage with people who are seated.  If they are standing you can tilt the PadBot's screen up for more comfortable viewing.  The PadBot P1's footprint is closely comparable to that of a humans', so you will have no worries about excessive bulk clogging up your hallways, offices, or living rooms.  As noted in the "Features" section, the included P1 screen is the 10.1" size.

*Note: The actual product appearance may vary slightly from the images on this page. 

PadBot Warranty and Tech Support:

PadBot will provide technical support and pay for the shipping to replace any non-working parts within 90 days from the date of purchase.

PadBot Returns:

30-day money-back guarantee providing the robot and all parts are in perfect condition and shipped back in the original packaging within 30 days of the purchase date.  Customer pays for return shipping.  Additionally, there will be a 25% (of the sale price) re-stocking fee.


Top Speed
1.64 mph (2.64 k/h)
Inbot Technology Ltd.
Appr. 96.5 cm (about 3'2")
Docking Station
Yes: Included
Tablet Auto-Charged
Yes: Built-in Monitor
Unique Features
Auto-Answer, Auto-Charge Phone, Collision Prevention
Video Resolution
720p HD
Run Time
10 hours
Crash Avoidance
Yes. Obstacle Indication.
Bandwidth Required
4 Mbps (8Mbps recommended)
Network Connectivity
WiFi or 4G LTE
Yes. See "Features" section for details.
Charge Time
6 hours

Features and Warranty

Monitor Included! (720p)

Shipped within 1-2 business days!  

PadBot P1 Footprint: 100 x 26.6 x 37.2cm

Weight: Appr. 13.23 lbs.

Screen size: 10.1" (1280x800 resolution).

Front Camera and Bottom Camera: 5 MP

PadBot Box Dimensions: Approximately 40" X 20" X 14" (101cm X 50cm X 34cm).

Box Weight: About 25 lbs.

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

Tilt-able head

Auto-Activate / Auto-Answer

Power Display: Shows the PadBot's current battery power.

Obstacle Indication

Edge detection / anti-falling sensors

Android and iOS compatible: But does NOT support the iPad 2, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10. *See the PadBot description for a list of supported devices.

Currently Cannot be Operated by PCs.

Friends dashboard. Friends at the robot's location can initiate the video conference as well.

Box weight: About 22 lbs.

PadBot Warranty and Tech Support: PadBot will provide technical support and pay for the shipping to replace any non-working parts within 90 days from the date of purchase.

PadBot Returns: 30-day money-back guarantee providing the robot and all parts are in perfect condition and shipped back in the original packaging within 30 days of the purchase date.  Customer pays for return shipping.  Additionally, there will be a 25% (of the sale price) re-stocking fee.

PadBot P1 Images

PadBot P1 main image with clear background.
PadBot P1 telepresence robot full image showing built-in monitor and base with dark background.
PadBot P1 image from the side viewing the tiltable head with a slate gray background.
PadBot P1 image featuring the bottom camera and lower part of the built-in screen.
PadBot P1 image showing the head and top and bottom cameras.
Inbot Technology's PadBot P1 head is shown with highlights around the forward- and bottom-facing cameras.
PadBot P1 telepresence robot picture showing the base.
PadBot P1 robot's base showing the rear wheel and charging outlet.
PadBot P1 pic showing the usb charger location near the robots head.
PadBot P1 virtual presence robot image of back of head highlighting the speakers.
PadBot P1 image indicating the screen is integrated with the head.
PadBot P1 telepresence robots shown with the full image on the right side and the base on the left.
PadBot P1 pic showing the full robot with a robot face on the screen.
PadBot P1 features displayed alongside the P1.
PadBot P1 features, such as live video-chat, remote control, auto-answer, and auto-charge.
PadBot P1 image displaying items inside the box: charging dock, charger, and user guide.
Padbot's remote user view - screenshot

PadBot P1 Videos

Video of the PadBot U1 telepresence robot (the PadBot version without a built-in monitor).
PadBot P1 telepresence robot image with clear background.
Monitor Included!
Always in stock and arrives within 7-14 days!
Usually ships in 1-2 business days!
Includes ability to switch to a downward-facing camera.

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