Robotic Camera Systems CamBot Overview


CamBot Primary Capabilities
Offers the highest performance robotic cameras systems in the industry.

  • CamBot has been designed with heavy payloads in mind, supporting up to 90 kg (200 pounds) of cameras, lenses, prompters, and fixtures providing an overall superior value.
  • At 32 kg (70 lbs), the 520PT has a higher payload than any other compact head on the market, in many cases offering more than twice the payload of competing products.
  • All Cambot PT heads offer a maximum pan/tilt speed of 90 deg/sec.

Cambot 600 Free Roaming Pedestal w/ACIDCam

Incorporates a number of unique technologies that make it more accurate, more reliable, and easier to maintain.

  • CamBot Free-Roaming XY pedestals were designed from the ground up as no excuses robotic pedestals, not converted from manual pedestals.
  • Best-in-class positional accuracy and repeatability through a unique Differential Steering design that eliminates wheel scrub, while optical pattern recognition technology guarantees fast and accurate re-targeting.
  • Precise and repeatable movements are produced by special gearboxes that eliminate backlash, while high-resolution servos provide smoothness and control, minimizing the need for manual adjustments to compensate for inaccuracies.
  • Users are able to deliver higher quality productions at much lower operational costs.
  • Using proprietary geometry, together with optical targeting, the 700XY targets in seconds, navigates studio floors with millimeter precision, ends wheel-scrub floor damage, and eliminates the need for periodic sensor and target cleaning.

The CamBot 700XY pedestal is the industry’s highest payload fully robotic pedestal, with a net payload of 90 kg (200 lbs). It is also available as a stand-alone pan-tilt head for mounting on manual studio pedestals or tripods.

CamBot 600 series is available as a stand-alone pan/tilt head for tripod mounting, or with an elevation column on a manual base, or as a fully robotic, free-roaming pedestal. Its 55 kg (125 lb) payload capacity easily carries typical studio configurations with Teleprompters and preview monitors. The elevation column adds extremely smooth on-air quality vertical moves to the production at an economical price point, while the two XY models provide ultimate flexibility at breakthrough prices. As our most versatile studio robotic system, the 600 series offers a solution for just about any application or budget.

CamBot 500 series incorporates an offset tilt axis that greatly reduces the need for awkward counter-weights, and makes it an ideal choice when space is constrained and no motorized elevation is needed. The system’s 70-pound load capacity easily accommodates small to medium-sized Teleprompters and can be mixed and matched with all other Ross Robotic heads and control systems.

As an option, local control can be added to any of the CamBot systems, permitting operators to control Pan and Tilt locally via traditional pan bars, and elevation and floor movement using a locally-mounted Joystick. Changing between manual and remote (robotic) operation is literally as easy as flicking a switch, and requires no re-homing when returning to remote operation – all presets are immediately available.

Pan / Tilt Heads
Ross Robotics offers a CamBot robotic Pan/Tilt head for every payload and application.

520 PT series up to 32 kg (70 lbs) Box or ENG type camera configurations with ENG lenses and medium-sized teleprompters
600 PT series up to 57 kg (125 lbs) Typical studio configurations with Box or ENG cameras, ENG lenses, larger teleprompters and preview / talent monitors
700 PT series up to 90 kg (200 bls) Full-blown studio cameras and box lenses, large teleprompters and talent monitors, clocks, viewfinders, panbars and lens controls

Pan / Tilt / Elevation (PTZ) Pedestals
The CamBot 600PTZ adds a robotic lift to the 600 series pan/tilt head, to provide extremely smooth on-air quality vertical moves at an economical price point.

600PTZ up to 57 kg (125 lbs) 2-stage ; 50.8 cm (20”)

Free-Roaming (XY) Pedestals
For applications requiring a fully robotic movements of all axes (Pan, Tilt, Elevation and XY Floor Movements), Ross Robotics offers 3 models of Free-Roaming XY Pedestals.

700XY up to 90 kg (125 lbs) 3-stage ; 76.2 cm (30”)
600XY-S3 up to 57 kg (125 lbs) 3-stage ; 76.2 cm (30”)
600XY-S2 uup to 57 kg (125 lbs) 2-stage ; 50.8 cm (20”)