The robot invasion has begun… and it’s awesome. Until robots become sentient and decide to exact revenge on an unsuspecting human species, we’re going to continue to love all of the awesome functionality robots afford. They assemble your gadgets, they vacuum your floor, they make fun little toys to play with, and now they act as your own personal camera man while you record video or make a video call.

If you use video conferencing often or if you record videos all the time to share on YouTube and elsewhere, you really have to check out the Swivl Robotic Platform for Video.

Here’s a video of the Swivl in action:

And here are some key details:

What is Swivl?

Swivl is an easy way to capture and share video using a tablet or smartphone.

Why Swivl?

Video is a powerful tool but simply watching a video is a passive experience. Swivl not only makes it easy for teachers, students and administrators to capture video to share with others, we provide features to make video an interactive experience.

  1. Teacher Growth and Reflection: Improve performance through video observations and self-reflection, coaching and evaluation.
  2. Self-Directed Learning: Encourage student-ownership of learning by allowing students to create, share, and reflect individually and in small groups.
  3. Productivity and Effectiveness: Keep students engaged and informed through video playlists aligned to support materials with online note-taking and time-stamped discussions.

Swivl is a three-part solution.

  1. Swivl Capture App: FREE and available on iOS and Android. The app allows users to easily capture video alone or video paired with presentation materials. Videos captured with the app are sent to Swivl Cloud.
  2. Swivl Cloud: This FREE service provides unlimited storage space and sharing capabilities. Users can access videos at to share with others via email, public URL or embedded into other platforms.
  3. Swivl Robot: The robot enhances video capture by wirelessly following the movement of the marker and capturing high quality audio using a built in microphone.

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