Currently the SelfieBot supports Android, iOS, and Windows devices.
It uses a Li-ion 2600mAh battery and can work up to 8 hours and even charge your mobile device. The SelfieBot can also be powered from the mains via an adapter. The SelfieBot is equipped now with a special controller to check the current, which turns it off if needed. It is built in the battery block.
Around 200-250 USD. We also can make a SelfieBot after a customer’s design at the price of 500 USD.
Actually, we are working at several designs. The device will come with a black, white and even transparent stands or without a stand in a hacker pack.
In fact, this model is a part of another project of ours — telepresence robot. The SelfieBot helps people be always in touch with their caregivers and dear ones and vice versa. When you call the SelfieBot it connects you automatically with your interlocutor who does not need to do anything to answer your call. You can see and hear them at once. It is convenient, because a disabled person might not be always able to answer your call himself/herself. With this device they will never feel alone.
The cradle (holder) has a mechanism, which rotates your mobile device. See the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmr-Qeb4wgk.
Either manually, using the transparent buttons on the screen of another mobile device (tablet or smartphone), or automatically, using the “follow me” function.
Transparent (half-transparent, to be more precise) buttons appear on the screen of your device when you run Skype or Hangouts; using them you can rotate the SelfieBot. You can you see it here: https://res.cloudinary.com/indiegogo-media-prod-cld/image/upload/c_limit,w_620/v1439631307/xepbchybiytufmafp3gs.jpg
The “follow me” function makes the SelfieBot turn after the user if he/she moves around while using the device.
Yes, you have to download the SelfieBot app to the device you mount on the SelfieBot. Otherwise, how can the SelfieBot automatically log the facial recognition, if you use FaceTime or Skype? So you download the SelfieBot app to the device you mount on the SelfieBot, run it, and connect the SelfieBot via the Bluetooth protocol. Your mobile gadget sends signals to the SelfieBot, in which direction to rotate. And no special apps are needed for the devices of SelfieBot’s interlocutors if they do not intend to control the SelfieBot.
Yes. You can find it here: https://github.com/deadtr/Selfiebot
Not on another device but on the one they are going to use to connect to the SelfieBot to control it. If your caller wants to control your SelfieBot he/she needs to download our app; if he/she does not want to control the SelfieBot and is happy with the “follow me” function he/she will not need any additional apps.
Up to 8 hours. We plan to increase it up to 24.
A great point. You can select who controls the SelfieBot. There is a select mode.
Biplane rotating of the device (right/left, up/down). It is not possible to remotely turn it on or control when it is off.
Two ways: manual and automatic. You can control the SelfieBot from any other device: PC, smartphone or tablet.
Quite a lot.
It depends on what you do. If you talk to someone in the kitchen then you’ll probably want the SelfieBot to follow your movements around automatically (“follow me” function). If you talk remotely to someone at a business meeting then you’ll probably prefer to move it yourself (manual mode).
To turn on a Selfiebot you run an app on its local mobile device. After that you can choose the manual mode or the “follow me” function mode.
Use the OFF button on the checkbox.
You have your Mac address and your personal SelfieBot name so if you use our server you know where to connect to.
We take security seriously, and make sure that SeflieBot is as secure as possible but we do not think that it is something people would like to hack. You have to hack someone’s smartphone first.
Once you started talking to someone it remembers you and then will track you. Actually, you can change the person to be followed if you wish ad hoc, but more likely you will have to re-start the “follow me” function.
Yes. You do. Once the SelfieBot recognizes you it will track your movements… even if someone else is in the frame, it will still follow you around.
No, it cannot forget you during the call and will track you till the end of the call even if somebody else is nearby.
Nope. It is for local application only. No face recognition or face database. After you stop the conversation and disconnect the “follow me” function. The “follow me” function works for one session. Only until the end of the conversation.
It will follow the leader, the one who is closer to the camera.
It’s about 7-8 inch high and 1.5-2 pounds weight.
Everything what you see outside is fully 3D-printed!
Exactly. To pair the SelfieBot with its mobile gadget you have to use Bluetooth connection since your WiFi can be busy with your internet connection
Normally, if you are far away you connect using our server. Bluetooth connection is used to pair a SelfieBot with its mobile device (a cell phone or a tablet).
By all means. You may connect to a SelfieBot from anywhere, provided the SelfieBot is on.