a motorized panohead...
For making QTVR object, kaidan proposes motorized turntables (http://www.kaidan.com/products/obj-prods.html)
But I have only seen a motorized panohead on the following link. But the price (6900$) is... a little bit to high for me :)
I think such an accessory could be usefull in some cases : for instance, if you want to shoot the interior of a car, once you have installed the tripod, you can exit the car and then control the rotation of the camera. If you are using for instance a Canon 20D (which can be entirely computer controlled) , you can stay outside, take and view the pictures. And finish all the proscess without having to reopen the door of the car...
If your panohead is motorized and computer controlled, you only have to press one key to take all the pictures you need. The precision and regulatity are quiet perfect, no risk to move the tripod... Very comfortable. Especially with PW4.0 which allows to take 6 or 4 vertical pics for one pano, with a very high quality.
Such a system should not be very expensive, it's not very difficult to control a motor with a computer... especially if you have to control only one axe.
If anybody has an idea...?
Phil, French Guiana