CES 2014: Jigabot debuts their AIMe robotic mount with automated motion
In the world of amateur outdoor photography, the automatic camera is the king. At least, that is what Jigabot believes, as is noticeable from their advanced set-up AIMe. Conceived as a yellow tripod mount shaped like a tube, the contraption has been tailored to ‘follow’ the subject. This means the subject is always kept in frame, and that is possible with the motional attributes of the AIMe robotic mount. In this regard, the contraption can both swivel and tilt, with its automated movements being governed by complex algorithms and processed by a quad-core ARM set-up.
The working scope of the AIMe entails the recognition of small infrared emitters that have to be worn by the subject. Also known as ‘Emits’, they basically work as detection markers that allow the tube-shaped mount to follow with its automated movement. When these motional features are translated to figures, the AIMe can swivel 360 degree and tilt an angle of 120 degree. This combination pretty much covers every scenario of outdoor photography, ranging from capturing adventure sports stills to snapping images of rare selfie poses.
Of course, an innovative technological scope should always complement the usability factor. Consequently, the AIMe robotic mount can support cameras of up to 12 ounces in weight, while its rechargeable Li-ion battery can even detect Emits from a whopping 150 ft distance. The company is also looking forth to develop more robust systems in the future that will have the capacity to support heavier components.
Lastly, coming to the practical scheme of things, the AIMe mount was debuted in this year’s CES. The product will make its commercial landfall by June, with a retail price of $299.