Robots are going to be the future. But not everyone is going to need one of those fancy robots that Google has just purchased. Take Galileo for instance. This is a robotic dock that you can control using an iOS device. It reacts to your touch. You can use this for video conferencing, photography, and other occasions. Galileo is capable of infinite 360 degree pan and tilt at speeds up to 200-degrees per second.
Galileo can come handy when you need to make video calls, monitor your baby, take on time-lapse photography, and more. It can be controlled remotely from an iOS device or a web browser. It has a SDK for app development, which is a plus. Galileo is available for under $150 at the time of this writing.