It looks, we have to admit, a whole lot like a frisbee stuck on top of a Segway, but it's actually Anybots' latest telepresence robot, the Anybots QB, and it's on sale today. The company is taking preorders
for the first 100 'bots, each priced at $15,000, with first deliveries expected in fall 2010. Your money gets you a self-balancing robot - signed and numbered by the Anybots team, no less - together with invites to a launch party and early access to other goodies as part of the company's "100 Club".
If you're more interested in the tech, meanwhile, than the perks, then you'll probably want to know that the Anybots QB has a 5-megapixel camera paired with an LCD display, and can trundle at up to 3.5mph around your office allowing staff working remotely to virtually attend and interact with those on-site. Connecting via WiFi b/g and a straightforward online UI, the Anybots QB has a battery good for up to eight hours use (which just so happens to be a working day).