Turning your iPhone into a robot

hello-labs-helios-3If you were wondering when someone would develop an iRobot for your iPhone, Helios from Hello Labs is (almost) here. Like Botiful for Android [TA 25 July], it is controlled by the person on the other end of your line. It’s designed to be primarily for the home, simple and inexpensive–at $120, pricing is less than half of the Botiful. The company is getting initial funding via Kickstarter, where early adopters can buy in for as little as $99 (with the first units shipping in February 2013). As with the Botiful, the commercial possibilities for those in the telecare/telehealth field are endless. Helios transforms your iPhone into a telepresence robot (Gizmag)