The SRV-1 Mobile Surveillance Robot watches. Like a Mars Rover. Carefully. Surreptitiously. With an on-board video camera, tank tracks and a speed of 1/2 a mile an hour. Whooosh! Mind you it’s Java, Open Source and Linux, so mind your manners. $374.99.
This palm sized bot packs tank-like treads, a 32-bit ARM processor and a mini video camera. The included wireless transmitter interfaces via USB with any PC up to 300 feet away. The Java based host software supports Windows, Mac or Linux OS and features a built-in web server to monitor and control the SRV-1 Robot with a web browser anywhere in the world. Live video from the robot updates at a few frames per second and runs at resolutions of up to 320 x 240. The built in proximity sensors can be toggled on or off to assist when driving the robot manually.