The Cliente is an indoor telepresence robot, designed to be eye level with a seated person, but also allows you to roam freely at a remote site.
Features: Uses an Asus Nexus 7-inch tablet with a 1.2 MP front camera - Tablet & camera tilts 110 degrees - One forward and reverse speed - Two turning speeds - Front obstacle detection - Amplified audio - Rechargeable Li-ion battery - Charger included - 11 x 15 x 42 inches - Weighs 10 pounds.
Uses: Allow your home-bound child to keep up in the classroom - Attend meetings at work while on the road or telecommuting - Monitor your children after school while you're still at work - Check on your pets and home when away - Supervise employees and processes at a remote site - Visit with children or grandchildren - Use your imagination!
Local high-speed WiFi internet access
The Cliente is designed for indoor use on hard floors or commercial (thin) carpet. It can negotiate floor transitions up to a half inch.
Q: Do I need to provide a tablet?
A: No. Cliente comes with an Asus Nexus 7-inch tablet.
Q: How long does the robot’s battery last?
A: The robot can be left on for up to 12 hours, with up to 2 hours of active movement. The tablet's battery will provide up to 2.5 hours of video chat time using Skype.
Q: Is Wi-Fi required at the robot’s location?
A: Yes. The included Nexus tablet can only connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
Q: What happens if the Cliente loses its internet connection?
A: If the robot is moving forward or backward, it will continue moving until its software times out or until it detects an obstacle. Forward and reverse commands time out after about 15 seconds. When the robot detects an obstacle, it stops about 6 inches from the obstacle.
Q: Do I have to use Skype to operate the Cliente?
A: No. Google Hangouts works just as well. However, those programs do not have a built-in DTMF keypad like Skype, so you will need a source of DTMF tones such as your smart phone’s phone keypad or an app like DTMF Pad (iOS) or DTMF Tone Generator (Android).
Q: How do I control the robot?
A: You use the RoboMetrix app which is available for iOS phones and will soon be available for Android phones.