MantaroBot Classic

MantaroBot Classic

The MantaroBot™ TelePresence Robot is a mobile offsite-conferencing platform that is plugged into Skype™ and allows a user to remotely interact with and observe people and their environment. The telepresence system provides a level of interactivity which is not present with traditional “call-in” teleconferencing techniques. The user can move around the room and observe other meeting participants through a web camera, allowing more effective communication. The user will be able to see live presentations and demonstrations as well as the body language of others. Provided they have an Internet connection, any user can access the MantaroBot TelePresence Robot.

The MantaroBot requires no supervision or operation by onsite members, excluding initial power-on. Onsite participants are able to communicate with the offsite user through an onboard microphone, speaker, display, and camera. The Robot is based around a netbook computer that manages the peripherals. The MantaroBot is Wi-Fi enabled and communicates with a wireless router. Skype runs on the netbook providing high quality audio and video. A control interface runs on the user’s computer allowing full control of the MantaroBot and completing the video call-in platform. The MantaroBot also features a pan tilt camera that provides wide visual range and acuity.



  • Quickly “visit” work on your schedule to provide “in person” assistance on a business or technical issue
  • Attend meetings while working from home
  • View and discuss “whiteboard” interactions and use Red Laser to point
  • Investigate cause of building access violations without driving to work
  • Tour laboratories, factory floors or field offices
  • Provide customer TelePresence tour of facilities
  • Allow medical patients to “virtually” be at home and interact with family

MantaroBot Classic


  • Reduce travel cost to visit remote facilities
  • Eliminate travel time to attend meetings
  • Increase frequency of “visits” to remote or branch offices
  • Provide safe TelePresence tours of factory floors
  • Customer presales presentations & facility tours

MantaroBot Control User Interface

The MantaroBot is controlled by the remote user via a control application that communicates with the MantaroBot whenever a Skype connection to the MantaroBot is established. The control interface is designed as a small control panel that provides separate control interfaces for the movement of the MantaroBot and control of the camera.



MantaroBot Classic Features

  • Control Application that is plugged into Skype™ for easy and intuitive control for driving MantaroBot™
  • Control Application connects through firewalls and NAT anywhere a Skype call can be made
  • High Definition Camera with Pan and Tilt control
  • Red Laser pointer mounted on the Pan and Tilt control with Camera
  • Obstacle detecting infrared sensors that automatically reduce speed when obstacle is detected
  • Tip detection using three axis accelerometer with automatic stop to prevent tip-over
  • High quality speakers and USB microphone provides excellent sound quality
  • Auto-answer with password protection access control
  • Dedicated Netbook computer provides local control interface and display
  • Automatic communication link monitoring stops MantaroBot if communication link fails
  • Docking Station Accessory allows unattended charging





User Guide and Operating Manual