Spyke - The Robot Does Skype Video Calls

The robot itself has to two positions it can be in, and upright one, and one more closely resembling a scorpion. It also moves around via tank-like treads and has a light atop its head.

The robot also has a WiFi webcam built into it. This allows for still pictures, video recording, and video conferencing. I assume the robot also has a microphone to talk through and maybe a speaker to hear responses, otherwise its uses are actually quite limited.

Not only does it look cool as hell, but it is actually functional. It should be available sometime in September for what is likely a fairly hefty price.

Spyke the Skype Robot [via Gizmodo]