Wheels for the iPad. Double, an iPad-based telepresence robot developed by the California-based Y Combinator startup Double Robotics’ is now the simplest, yet revolutionary way to be somewhere else, without having to be there. This incredibly creative robot that looks more like an Apple inspired Segway, actually balances on its wheels and mounts an iPad atop a motorized stand, letting you see, hear, and move around freely, while anyone who sees Double, sees you. Actually, an iPad rides Double which has intuitive touchscreen controls and dual-wheel for its base, letting you travel around a work site or home and join people in any location, or be in two places at once, all from the comfort of your choice.

$2,500 Robotic iPad stand is Apple inspired Segway

 

This telepresence robot uses a pair of iPads; one serves as a remote control while other sits on the movable and self-balancing base. Weighing just 7kg, Double is also easy to move by hand.

$2,500 Robotic iPad stand is Apple inspired Segway

$2,500 Robotic iPad stand is Apple inspired Segway

Driver’s iPad and the robot’s iPad uses the same app. The driver’s iPad will display all of your Double anywhere in the world from one screen. Also, one can drive from an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or with simply a desktop web browser.

Notably, due to high demand, the first production run of Double has sold out, and new orders at a discounted price of $2,000 will ship in early 2013.

Also, watch in video the functioning of the Double by Double Robotics.