Author Archives: Editors

China’s answer to the double: the PadBot

Recently, another player popped up in the telepresence robotics world. And that offering is the PadBot. Now, in looking at the product, it has incredible similarities to various other players like vGo and double – a low-cost base and tablet headpiece. But to create differentiation, PadBot is offering a couple of features that have been seen in other devices. Continue reading

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Suitable’s Beam helps an engineering student via Awabot

Suitable Beam assisting an engineering student at the EMLyon Business Schools Learning Lab. Continue reading

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EVALUATION: double from double Robotics

We here at Pilot Presence have taken the advice of some of our readers and evaluated the double from double robotics. See the pros, the cons and our suggestions for improvements. Continue reading

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Slate reviews the Beam and Telepresence robotics

Into the inbox came the most nuanced article about telepresence robots we have seen in a while. To us, the writer seemed to be listening to our conversations with customers and users of the Beam as well as people who have had incredibly strong both good and bad) reactions to the concept of the telepresence robot. Continue reading

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BBC Focus Magazine evaluates the Beam, double and Kubi

BBC Focus Magazine evaluates four telepresence options – the Beam Pro, the double, the Kubi and the Romo – and comes up with the “best substitute”. Continue reading

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Adding Google Ads to the Site

Recently, our editors have been discussing how we are able to cover the costs of maintaining our site. In order to not impact our readership, we have chosen to go with Google Adsense to help our readers.
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UPDATE: Edward Snowden appears at TED2014 via a Beam!

Because TED2014 was happening there – and, instead of bringing Snowden on American soil, the Beam offered Snowden a way of connecting via remote presence. And Chris Anderson demonstrated the excellent way of communicating as a remote person incredibly well. Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for March 18, 2014

Remote Presence Links for March 18, 2014 – Hassan to keynote Xconomy Robo Madness – Twitter Engineering uses Double to humanize remote conversations – Beaming in from Vancouver Continue reading

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iRobot announces availability of Ava 500 to “regular” customers

iRobot is reacting to market forces and announcing the “availability” of the Ava 500 in time for the Enterprise Connect Conference in Orlando. Continue reading

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PilotPresence at MIPIM 25

PilotPresence visited Cannes, France to demonstrate their two Beams and a double at the London Stand with Canary Wharf at MIPIM 25. Due to the generosity of the team at Level39, we were able to show both the concept of piloting from locations in England and the US while allowing the MIPIM visitors to experience “remote presence” in the pantry of Level39. Continue reading

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