- Polycom + Anybots equals InTouch + iRobot?
- Double Robotics launches the updated App in the iTunes Store
- Past Blast: IvanAnywhere shows how remote presence can work [VIDEO]
- Beaming into the local hardware store in North Vernon, IN
- Want to join the next Willow Garage? Or the French version of Xerox Parc?
Monthly Archives: January 2011
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
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
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
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
Real Steel shows remote presence Rocky fights – coming October 2011 Continue reading
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