Put a QB avatar in each building you need to be in. From your desk, you can jump into a QB with one click. You can interact with people, check inventory, and make sure everything is going smoothly. Your workers don’t feel “spied on” like if you mounted surveillance cameras everywhere. It obeys the social contract: you can see it if it can see you.
Schedule a time and send them an invitation, and they’ll have a presence in your factory. You can show off your facility or get feedback on custom work. Your insurance company will like it too.
Just bring your laptop and a headset. You can jump into your QB avatar and “be” in the office from anywhere with a decent internet connection.
The QB avatars can be shared among as many people as you like. People who work from home will probably prefer to have their own private QB, which they might customize to represent themselves.
You can invite customers, vendors & consultants to use your office QB. You invite them from your drive page and give them access. When they click on the link, they’ll install the plugin and jump into your QB. You might use it to give customers a tour of your production line (no hardhats required), or discuss an issue with a vendor’s equipment in your installation, or bring in a specialist to consult on a problem.
Yes! Contact [email protected] for information on leasing our QB avatars.
On Mac OS 10.5 or higher we support Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
On Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, we support Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer
It goes 3.5 mph to keep up with people walking.
Yes, you can set the cruising speed to 0.5 – 3.5 MPH.
Through a web browser. You don’t need any special equipment, but you’ll sound better with a headset.
Pretty much anything supported by your operating system. Our staff favorite is the Jabra GN2000 . It plugs directly into USB, it’s light and inconspicuous. Also, the cord doesn’t tangle up like many others.
The QB avatar ships in a cardboard shipping container with a hard sided ATA case as an accessory. Currently, the ATA case is a required purchase. The ATA case is rugged and suitable for checked baggage on a flight. The QB itself fits nicely in a car seat for taking it to meetings.
Lithium ion smart batteries, like in most laptops.
6-8 hours of typical use.
Yes. You should have 802.11g access points for best results. You should use encryption — WPA2 is easiest. The obsolete WEP protocol is not supported.
You can test it with a laptop computer. Connect to Wi-Fi and go to Internet Speed Test to test the bandwidth. Your network needs to provide at least 800kb/s upstream and 400 kb/s downstream bandwidth to QB. Try it in a few places around your facility to make sure it works everywhere.
If you encounter dead zones in your office, you should install additional access points.
About 800 kbps upstream from the QB and 400 kbps downstream to the QB. More bandwidth gives better quality video.
The docking station is included with the QB. The QB can dock and un-dock under remote control — nobody needs to be where the QB is. It charges fully in 2 hours. Extra docking stations are available.
Yes. Extra or replacement batteries are available from Anybots.
Both the QB and desktop client need to make bidirectional UDP connections from QB port range 8880-8900 to external port 3478. Many enterprise firewalls block these ports. Anybots offers an Enterprise configuration of the server that will enable you to keep all the traffic within the enterprise firewalls.
The QB’s eyes go dark to indicate to that you are no longer logged in.
The QB shuts down safely by resting on its parking stand.
1 year parts & labor, excluding batteries.
Software upgrades are automatically managed by the cloud network. There’s nothing you need to do.
No. Enterprise deployments should include at least one QB avatar per floor.
It handles piles of shoes and the other household / office clutter we’ve tested with pretty well. Anything ADA-compliant is no problem.
The main camera is 5 megapixels, the down camera is 0.5 megapixel. Some of the resolution is reserved for image stabilization, and, resolution may be reduced to accommodate low bandwidth connections. So the driver will not see 5 megapixels.
Keep in mind that in order to drive, the video has to be delivered in real-time. Hi resolution web cameras may have several seconds of latency, which would make virtual presence unworkable.
No, they use Anybots’ patented, two-wheeled balancing system.
The rugged ATA case is available separately. At this time, it is required to purchase.
Packaging and shipping to the United States is $500. Contact [email protected] for shipping costs to international destinations.
Not yet, but we’re working on it.
It shows a still picture or live video at your option. The QB’s screen is 3.7″ diagonal.
In a sense… it pans along with the QB using left and right arrows. It tilts down while holding the shift key so you can see what is around the wheels.
For full pan-tilt-zoom capability, we can attach and control a pan-tilt-zoom camera for you. The QB avatar will provide power and network connection. Contact [email protected] for more information.
It uses LIDAR, a local area mapping technology with a 3-meter range. It assists driving behind the scenes, so you don’t need to line up carefully to go through doors. You may not even notice it helping you steer.
Not much. Because of its design, the QB can’t hit anything very hard and because of its 35 lb weight it doesn’t hurt if it rolls over your foot.
How does your QB avatar focus audio on the conversation you are having 1-on-1 in a noisy, crowded room?
It has 3 microphones and focuses on the loudest voice.
Batteries only. You might occasionally need to adjust the focus on the main camera.
The QB avatar is not designed for inclement weather and not warranted for use out-of-doors.
No. But QBs are replaceable — people aren’t. We think one of the most valuable services a QB can perform is to get blown up instead of its operator.
Like most commercial electronics, the QB avatar runs in the same temperature range that humans are comfortable in. If you have an application with extreme temperature conditions, contact Anybots at [email protected] to discuss additional cooling or heating systems.
It’s written on the back of the head or body, along with a URL to log in.
It points where you click in the video window. The laser is class II eye safe.
No, it supports standard web browsers. They are far more widely deployed than traditional videoconference systems.
Two cameras, 3 microphones, Lidar, a 3-axis gyroscope and encoders on the wheels.
The QB stops and waits for you to log in again. If it’s in the way, people can easily push it elsewhere.
QB will stop safely. The battery status shows in the lower right corner of the driving screen.