How it all works.
How does AIMe know where to aim? She keeps her eye on EmIT! EmIT is an IR emitter that you attach to any object that you want AIMe to track. EmIT pulses an IR signal differently than what occurs naturally indoors or outdoors. So when AIMe sees that unique pulsing pattern, she locks onto it, and follows it–tilting & swiveling her motors in order to continue facing EmIT. AIMe moves up to 100 times per second to track EmIT in a highly responsive and smooth manner. And EmIT can be visible over 100 feet away outdoors, and over 300 feet away indoors.
AIMe can shoulder virtually any small camera.
Virtually any smartphone or camera can be mounted to AIMe up to 10 oz (300 g). Cameras and smartphones do not need to be connected via wi-fi or cables, as AIMe is completely capable of aiming them independent of which camera is mounted to her. AIMe comes with a quick release top & bottom mounts, which can be coupled with special mounts for POV cameras, smartphones, or common 1/4-20 screws used by standard cameras and tripos.”
AIMe is sophisticated.
AIMe includes a custom-designed, quad-core ARM processor “brain board” that runs at 1GHz per core! She has 2GB or RAM, and 4GB or SSD memory in order to store her sophisticated software algorithms. Additionally, AIMe includes a custom-image sensor & lens design used to tracking the emitter signal with an unusually high degree of sensitivity. She uses a grid of over 2M large pixels to “see” and track EmIT. Additionally, AIMe includes two custom servo systems, including worm gears to insure that she only moves when you want her to (regardless of the forces arrayed against her), and custom encoders enabling precision control and smoothing of motor movements. Seldom has any robot packed this much high-tech sophistication into such a small package!
AIMe is fit & tough.
On both the tilt & swivel axes of rotation, AIMe has double-sealed steel ball bearings enabling her to withstand thousands of pounds of force. Additionally she is fitted with a break-away feature that protects her gears. Specifically, if AIMe is dropped or jolted, rather than transferring too much force to its gears, she detaches from the force automatically, thus preserving the integrity of the precision gears, teeth, and motors.
One Button simplicity!
AIMe only has one button. So she is simple to operate. Simply turn her on, and place her where you want her to be, and when she sees EmIT, she will tilt & swivel to center on the EmIT. So put EmIT wherever you want, and watch AIMe track!If AIMe can’t see EmIT, she will blink a tracking LED Red. If she is tracking EmIT, she will blink the LED green. Each time you turn the power on or off, the battery level indicator LEDs will shine.