CamBot Robotic Pedestals

CamBot Robotic Pedestals

The CamBot family of free-roaming XY pedestals offers three distinct choices to suit a wide variety of studio layouts and capital budgets: the mid-sized 600XY-S2 and 600XY-S3, along with the original high capacity 700XY. All three family members are built on the same proven pedestal base, which features the industry’s best floor repeatability, fast and easy targeting, and a straightforward design that provides years of reliable, low-maintenance operation.

Unbeatable Flexibility

CamBot XY pedestals provide the ultimate in flexibility, allowing the camera to be positioned anywhere around the studio floor, while providing remote control/programming of all camera axes, including pan, tilt, zoom, focus, elevation, and floor position.

Perfect Automation Partner

Consistent preset recalls combined with an open API and networked control architecture make CamBot Pedestals the perfect robotic camera system for Automated Production Control solutions, including Ross Overdrive, and all major third-party solutions.

Ultimate Carry-All

Offering the highest maximum net payload at 90 kgs (200 lbs), two head options and two choices of lifts, CamBot XY pedestals offer the flexibility to accommodate payloads of all shapes and sizes.


Unbeatable Accuracy

CamBot’s unique two-wheeled design uses differential steering to eliminate the rapid accumulation of floor-error that plagues caster-based designs. Unlike external bolt-on floor-positioning systems, it requires no external markers (other than a single 33 cm x 39 cm (13″ x 15.5″) floor target) or sensors, yet still provides the best accuracy in the industry.

On Target

Targeting is based on optical pattern recognition technology that requires zero maintenance, provides millimeter accuracy, and takes less than a second to complete.

Hands On Driving

CamBot’s local control module converts the system to a manually operated pedestal and pan-tilt head at the flick of a switch. Because motors and encoders remain engaged at all times, the robot continues to track its position, eliminating the need for re-homing once it is returned to full robotic control – again at the flick of a switch. It is the simplest, most convenient manual control solution available today.


All CamBot XY-pedestals offer high resolution virtual tracking data on all seven axes which, combined with its unbeatable floor accuracy, makes it ideal for augmented reality or virtual sets. Because the pedestals always know where they are, even when in local mode, they also continue to send accurate tracking data on all axes (including XY) when operated manually.

MotionDirector for CamBot XY

CamBot now unleashes the full power of MotionDirector, combining :

  • naturally smooth and synchronized key-framed moves, built around gracefully curved floor trajectories that can be as long and complex, or as short and simple, as your creativity allows
  • the ability to create even more unique signature shots by recording manual (joystick) movements overtop of keyframed moves.
  • the flexibility to make in-flight manual corrections from the joystick panel.



With its breakthrough entry-level price-point, the new 600XY-S2 enables a whole new segment of robotics users to take advantage of the flexibility and versatility of free-roaming robotic pedestals.

600XY-S2 combines the S2 Lift with a 600PT head. With a net payload of 125 lbs (57 kg), 600XY-S2 can handle most of today’s studio camera configurations, including ENG/EFP-style cameras and lenses, with full-sized prompters, talent monitors, clocks, and tally lights.


The mid-range 600XY-S3 combines the price benefits of the smaller payload 600PT head with a 50% increase in elevation range (i.e. difference between min and max elevation) over 600XY-S2. By mounting the 600PT head on the heavy-duty 3-stage lift from the flagship 700XY, a wider range of shots is achieved, including the ability to naturally cover both standing and seated talent positions.


At the top of the range sits the market-leading 700XY, whose payload capacity, accuracy and reliability are unmatched. With a 200 lbs (90 kgs) net payload, 700XY can support the largest box lens and studio camera combinations still in use today.




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