Robots are going to do many things for us. They are already being used by pro cinematographers to increase production value. The Rhino Arc II is a 4-axis robotic camera assistant with smartphone control that can hold up to 15lbs of weight. You can use it on any tripod or your Rhino slider.
Arc II automates your timelapses and camera movement for interviews. It comes with ergonomic dual joystick controls but you can also control it from your smartphone. It has a 501 compatible plate.