Ever wanted to visit the various museums and art galleries around the world but can’t afford to? Well thanks to Double Robotics, they have designed a robot that come with a self-balance stand that is capable of holding an iPad. This is used in conjunction with a second iPad that doubles up as a controller, allowing the user to remotely control the device. According to Double Robotics, some uses of the robot includes teleconferencing at the office where teams might be split up in various locations, or school campuses where the Double can walk the halls allowing students to talk to professors without having to go their offices.
It has even been suggested that it can be used in hospitals whereby doctors can “visit” their patients virtually to check on them and see how they are doing. We doubt the iPad’s front facing camera will be good enough to perform surgeries, but it will no doubt come in handy at hospitals in remote locations. If you’re interested in owning one for yourself, the Double is priced at $1,999 (RRP $2,499) and is expected to start shipping in December 2012. More details can be found on its website.