While Apple’s front-facing and rear-facing cameras are perfectly capable of making video calls, there’s one problem that they, and other manufacturers might not have accounted for, which is that of the other person walking out of view from the camera. For example when attempting to host a video call with a large group of people, not everyone can fit into the frame unless they squash together which can be uncomfortable, and it might be tricky attempting to video call your toddler especially when they can be easily distracted, which is why Motrr has come up with the Galileo.
As pictured above, the Galileo is a robotic arm that will hold on to your iPhone/iPod touch, and what makes it really cool is that the arm can be panned and tilted 360 degrees which is remotely controlled via another iOS device simply by swiping the screen towards the direction that they want to. Apart from just using it for video calls, Motrr has also suggested a variety of other functions for the Galileo, i.e. a home security system that you can manually pan around the room, and it can even be used for both videography and photography.
The Galileo will also act as a charging dock for your iOS device, and to top it all off, the company plans to release an SDK for the device to aid developers in developing apps that will take advantage of the robotic arm. The Galileo is a Kickstarter project at the moment, so for more information or to pledge your donation, head on down to the Galileo’s Kickstarter page for the details.
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