John and Rene talked to Marcus and Ilya from Revolve Robotics about their KUBI line of desktop telepresence tablet holders. They don’t have the mobility of a floor unit, but they can rotate and revolve, tilt and pan, so that when you’re in a video conference, you’re not stuck on just a single view of the room you’re looking at. For $499, it’s a fantastic deal.
They work off of a web interface, and you can have several in a room with different users logging in to control different KUBI units. The users can then swivel around to give physical cues to the people they’re talking to; they can even turn to look at other KUBI users, so everyone at the table knows that they’re talking to each other. It’s both surreal and really awesome.
The KUBI works with a variety of tablet types, from iPads to Android tablets, including the Nexus 7.