Monthly Archives: January 2011

Remote Presence Links for January 31, 2011

Remote Presence Links for January 31, 2011 – Why I Don’t Like Telepresence Robots – YET – Q&A: Ken Goldberg Discusses Telerobots, Androids and Heidegger – 12 Advances in Medical Robotics – When Only a Robotic Video Presence Will Do – Rumor on new features on an RPS company product Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for January 28, 2011

Remote Presence Links for January 28, 2011 – UMass Announces Telepresence Research to Recreate Closeness of Daily Interactions and Mitigate Isolation – Building a Super Robust Robot Hand – Hackerspaces Mini-Documentary – Utterly Ridiculous Action Scene From Bollywood ‘Terminator’ Knockoff Continue reading

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From Russia With Love – R.BOT Telepresence Robot

As my friends at Plastic Pals report, there has been another player in the telepresence robot market for a couple of years – based in Moscow, Russia. The R.BOT 100 is a creation of 3D Detection Labs (3D Labs), a firm based in Moscow. Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for January 24, 2011

Remote Presence Links for January 24, 2011 – We Talk With Body Language. So Should Our Cellphones – Emoticomp – Humanoid Robot Navigation Teleoperation Using NAO and Kinect – Shelbot/Texai makes it on the Golden Globes 2011 Continue reading

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Discussing Use Cases for Remote Presence

This week, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, and Holly A. Yanco) pre-published their findings on use cases of remote presence / telepresence robots in prep for the HRI 2011 conference in Switzerland this March. In their article, they bring up a number of issues that are relevant to the future of remote presence, that are worth reading about. Continue reading

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Interview w/ Jean Christophe Baillie from GOSTAI

Last week, I had the chance to connect with Jean-Christophe (JC) Baillie, CEO and Founder of GOSTAI and the maker of Jazz, their telepresence robot. In our conversation, JC told me a bit of his history with starting GOSTAI and what he foresees as the future of robotics – how these “teleportation”" systems could be the first real success in robotics beyond vacuum cleaners. Continue reading

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Remote Presence links for January 19, 2011

Programmed for Love – thoughtful article with MIT ethnographer Sherry Turkle warning about the dangers of our continued reliance on technology for our social engagement. Rundown of Telepresence Robots – a quick and dirty rundown of the RPSes he has found in the world today. (Pssst – there are more coming…) and What Can You Do With AVA (iRobot’s new telepresence concept robot seen at CES 2011)? – a article by Frank Tobe on the AVA.
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vGo demonstrates an excellent use of remote presence

Into the inbox comes another great link to a story about Lyndon Baty who suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and has virtually no immune system. Instead of staying at home, avoiding interaction, vGo is affording Lyndon the chance to be present with his classmates in his high school. Continue reading

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Could this be the Remote Presence Rocky?

Real Steel shows remote presence Rocky fights – coming October 2011 Continue reading

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Can we create a new term for telepresence robots?

In the past year, I have spoken with a number of people on the concept of telepresence and telepresence robots – and had an real education on developing language to define a new product/market. Usually, we pay all sorts of smart, wordsmithers to come up with ideas and bring some thoughts to light – and then settle on a new term (or at least the CEO does). Continue reading

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