Author Archives: Sanford Dickert
Last Thursday, Orange France announced a new product offering, the Ub-y (evoking the word ubiquity), is essentially a rebranded Beam+ from Suitable Technologies.
While the announcement of the Beam+ is over nine months old (from the 2014 CES Show), an agreement with a major telecoms operator like Orange in a major market is quite a change in perception of the viability of the concept of remote presence. Continue reading
Coming off of some great press, Team Double scored a terrific video with esurance and the Bryan Brothers. Continue reading
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
Suitable Beam assisting an engineering student at the EMLyon Business Schools Learning Lab. Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
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