KUBI Turns iPad into Robotic Telepresence Platform

revolve-kubi18-0215Revolve Robotics today announced KUBI Video 2.0 — the latest version of its video collaboration app for its flagship KUBI telepresence platform. Japanese for neck, KUBI is a robotic cradle plus app for tablets that is basically a telepresence solution.

KUBI leverages the consumer conferencing capabilities of tablets by introducing a robotic platform or cradle on which the tablet sits that is then “driven” by the remote video-conferencing participant. KUBI thus turns passive video conferencing callers into active participants, as remote callers use KUBI to “look around” the room and actively engage with meeting participants.

The $499 KUBI Video 2.0 App integrates streaming video calls and controls in one browser window without any software installs. The app also let’s callers connect to any KUBI in their network, allowing them to “teleport” from KUBI to KUBI wherever they are located — classrooms, reception areas, hospital beds or conference rooms. The original KUBI app is still compatible with any video software like Zoom, Vidyo, GoToMeeting, Webex, but the all-in-one control and video window increases ease-of-use for KUBI Video 2.0 users.

Here are the details.