PuckBot is a a small android mobile phone holder with motorized wheels at the bottom which enables a user to login and remotely control and move the mobile around via web browser controls including video & audio in the browser*. Small and easy to carry or leave on say a conference desk a user simply plugs an android phone into the PuckBot with a micro usb plug at the bottom and then the remote person is able to login via his browser from anywhere. Once connected he is able to drive around the desk and talk to other people independently and directly without any physical re positioning from people present. The remote mobiles battery level and network status are all shown in the user's browser control panel, no software or batteries are required as the PuckBot draws its power from the mobile itself making it very low maintenance. Security can also be provided with a supplied second factor physical ShieldPass online authentication card which a user can hold over any screen he logs in with to enter a unique one time password preventing hackers from taking control of the device.
Useful for desktop communication such as business conferences or just having dinner with the family while overseas PuckBot provides the telepresence experience without the headache of maneuvering a larger robot into a tight social space.
PuckBot can be bought from for website.
*Video currently supported by Chrome, Firefos and Opera browsers. You are also able to setup a skype based video system as well too.