I am very interested in Ezrobot Products, especially the Roli Rover. I am looking for and have been for some time, an economical security type robot for home use where I can control the base over the internet and control the camera pan/tilt functions over the internet and stream live video streaming over the internet using my Samsung Galaxy S4 over their 4G network. what came close was the Brookstone Rover Revolution Robot. However they didn't allow it to be accessed over the internet. I have a couple of questions regarding the Roli Rover specifically. Will this Rover be able to traverse over a carpet (not the shag type)?
Also I was wondering what the capability of the pan/tilt system is? What is the pan range and the tilt range. The pan range isn't so critical as the robot can be driven to also pan the camera. What is a bit critical is the tilt range. Can the tilt mechanism be raised enough to be able to look up at windows and doorways, etc.? Also your robots seem to have some high power computing power and was wondering how the video stream is over the internet say using my Samsung Galaxy S4 over the 4G network? Again seems like the main computer is pretty heavy duty. Seems it off loads motor control and other robot control functions to the PIC32 processor. Also what is a typical delay or latency over the network with a video stream of say 240 X 320 resolution and possibly higher. Is there a way I could test this out without first purchasing the complete robot? also is there much latency in the actual control or driving of the base itself. It would also be nice if you could view the video stream at night. Are there any plans to add some IR LEDs to the camera or around it for use at night or in dark areas. Seems that this could be added fairly easily and would add an important function to the Rover. Also maybe a different camera could be added to your selection of add-ons to be purchased from your store. Also, is it necessary to buy the complete Roli Rover Kit all at once or can you purchase it in pieces as you can afford it? Would like to start out with computer/camera module first and then order the other pieces as time and money permits. I am assuming that with just the computer and camera modules I could check out some of the video issues for myself before jumping in all the way. However I am hoping there has been enough experience with the video streaming over the internet and control of the robot over the internet by the user community to give me a sense of how good the performance is and what I can expect. Thanks much and looking forward to your reply/replies......Rick Bonari