Have your iPhone follow you wherever you go with the Galileo robotic stand

Have you iPhone camera follow you wherever you go with the Galileo robotic stand

Let's say you're trying to have a Skype or FaceTime video call but you're also busy moving around an doing things. You can't hold your iPhone because your hands are full but you can't put it down either because you'll continuously be out of frame. Enter the Galileo robotic stands for the iPhone! It automagically follows you whichever way you go with complete, 360 degree rotational ability. (And it's cute too!)

The Galileo is a revolutionary, iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform with infinite spherical rotation capability. Just swipe your finger on the screen of your iPad or other iOS device and Galileo reacts, orienting your iPhone or iPod Touch accordingly. With applications in areas of photography, cinematography, social networking, and video conferencing, Galileo gives iOS devices endless possibilities of remote-controlled motion. Capable of infinite 360° pan-and-tilt at speeds up to 200° per second in any orientation, Galileo is an invaluable tool to everyone from an amateur photographer to the professional cinematographer, and vastly improves the experience of video chat for anyone needing to stay connected.

For everything from baby monitoring to remote learning, time lapse photography to cinematography, to all manner of specialty imagining, the Galileo provides full 360 degree pan and tilt, can be controolled via your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or the web, and can even be mounted on standard tripods! The Galileo is rechargeable and can charge your iPhone as well.

It works with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4, and comes in black or white, or limited edition Kickstarter green.

But the most exciting part is this -- Galileo has an SDK! That means Galileo can be integrated into full on robots. How cool is that?

Galileo comes from Motr and the inventive minds of Josh Guyot and JoeBen Bevirt, who previously created the Joby and GorillaPod camera mounts. It's up on Kickstarter now and has 13 days to go. So, if you like it, head on over the get a backing!

Source: Kickstarter

Georgia

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There are 12 comments. Add yours.

Dumbledorf says:

It should be Have "your" iPhone...

Dumbledorf says:

It's a very nice product, by the way. I can see this thing selling a ton!

Venny says:

This thing looks awesome! What a great and original idea!

SolublePeter says:

Looks great, I've just ordered one

greg says:

if i had a hand free to constantly swipe the screen, i would just hold it. great product, sure, but would I buy it? Probably not. If it somehow used the iphone camera to automatically turn, then I would be more interested. Oh, and you should not state it automatically follows you, when you then point out that it does not. Its false advertising.

mikeram112 says:

The thing is with the swipe the other person does it to follow you I think. I don't think you swipe yourself cuz that defeats the purpose

VJ says:

I am sure that functionality will come in time - they are releasing the SDK, so I would expect it is only a matter of time before some developers write an app that will track your face or body and then the device will follow you as you move around the room.

Rene Ritchie says:

Wow, guy in the middle is totally wearing Jayne hat!

Watcher says:

That's because Jayne hats are frickin awesome!! ;)

jwsnj3rd says:

Looks sweet I'd love one. Good idea.

Automatización Industrial | Diseño e ingeniería de sistemas says:

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