Oculus, A Kit That Turns Any Netbook Into A Telerobotic

Posted on Jan 17 2012 - 5:34pm by Editorial Staff

Xaxxon, Vancouver based company, has developed a motorized frame and software kit Oculus, that instantly converts any netbook into a telerobotic, remotely operated vehicle. The innovation is the brainchild of Vancouver, British Columbia based company, consists of an adjustable frame that holds a variety of small laptops all around, along with powered wheels and a tilting periscope for the laptop’s built-in cam.

The USB-powered device uses that webcam in conjunction with the netbook’s microphone and speakers to broadcast two-way audio and video. Control software is available as for a free download, allowing users to control the device remotely from anywhere using a PC web browser or iOS or Android device. A charging dock is included — which Oculus can connect to, unassisted, in order to charge the laptop — and an optional headlight accessory allows navigation in the dark. The device is Compatible with both Windows and Linux notebooks.

Oculus is available for preorder on Kickstarter website for $225, and if you not able to grab on preorder basis, then get ready to shell out its retail price tag value of $270.

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