Apr 25, 2012

Presenting a blend of robotics technology rubbing along well with iOS is the freshly disclosed Galileo project on Kickstarter.If this initiative is pushed into production, users will soon have a neat little pan-tilt accessory for mounting the iPhone or iPod touch.

Basically, the iDevice has to be placed on the Galileo and put in an area which users wish to espy. Say, they were talking to an unruly bunch of kids over video chat. Keeping all the tots in one view may not be possible. Here, a simple swipe across the display of the iPad or iPhone remotely controlling the peripheral will move around the docked Apple gadget and its affixed camera eye to bring the audience within its lens range.

Though this property seems to be ideal for child monitoring situations, it could also be used in scenarios such as real estate photography, time-lapse sensoring and remote-learning. What’s more, the fresh piece of hardware presents 360-degree tilting and panning rotation. Notably, the movement can be remotely controlled by means of the iPad, web browser or iPhone.

The device may be incorporated within other hardware widgets or apps. Moreover, it simultaneously serves as a charger for the iDevice in question. A rechargeable lithium polymer battery allows for its use almost anywhere. This peripheral is compatible with the iPhone 4/4S and 4th generation iPod touch. It can be regulated by all of the aforementioned gadgets as well as the iPad 2 and new iPad. Dipped in hues of black and white, the green variant of the same is a limited edition offered by Kickstarter. A tripod mount with a universal 1/4-inch thread is also bundled into the package.

The Kickstarter Galileo project has still to enter the production phase and requires fans to collectively pledge a total of $1,00,000 (approx. Rs. 51,21,750).