oBot is the web crawling bot of the Content Security Division of IBM Germany Research & Development GmbH, as is literally stated on the web link provided in the user agent. IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) manufactures hardware and software, offers hosting and consultancy services and is known as a research organization. Although IBM is a big and well recognized organization, it is not that cleat what oBot exactly does. The link in the user agent has the following to say about it: The result of this analysis is a compact web filter database that is made available to our customers in several content filtering products including an SDK for OEM partners.
The Internet of Bots has evaluated oBot against 50 different checkpoints, of which 32 have been confirmed as being positive. These checkpoints evaluate the transparency and occurrence of a bot and don´t necessarily say something about its quality. The BotRank is calculated as [32*2=] 64%. The details of the bot and the BotRank can be seen below. For more information on how the BotRank is made, you can visit the page Botrank.