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Swivl lands $500,000 from Grishin Robotics for its nifty remote camera controller

May 22, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story and Images by Robin Wauters / thenextweb

Grishin Robotics, an investment firm that specializes in - you guessed it - robotics, has pumped $500,000 into Swivl, the company behind the�cool robotic video device�that basically acts like a�personal cameraman.

Swivl lets people capture videos of themselves (speaking, lecturing, presenting, teaching, singing and whatnot) without the need for them to stay in the same place or have someone else move or tilt the camera.

Instead, the portable Swivl dock tracks your motions to ensure you're being recorded even when you're�moving about.

One of the first - especially hardware - products ever successfully crowd-funded and delivered to market, Swivl has already sold over 10,000 units worldwide since its initial debut.

What comes next

Swivl is now working hard on the�next version�of the widely praised accessory, which supports iPads, iPhones, DSLRs and Android devices.

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