As the topic title implies, I'm looking into this robotic observatory produced by Avalon in Italy. Its relatively small, reasonably portable and I'm not aware of a similar product like it made elsewhere. It seems ideal for those of us who live in Bortle 6-9 but have access to a location under dark skies where would could place such an observatory equipped with our observing / imaging gear and have year round access to dark skies. It also seems possible for the Merino to hold two smaller scopes allowing for the possibility that several people could share the observatory.
Anyway, if you have any knowledge, information or comments on this (or similar) product, or the approach in general, I'd really like to hear it.