Category Archives: Industries

Polycom + Anybots equals InTouch + iRobot?

So it looks like the medical rationale is beginning to heat up interest in the remote presence space (or “virtual presence” as Anybots and Sheldon call it). In time for the American Telepresence Association 2013 conference, Anybots and Polycom announces a partnership. Continue reading

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InTouch Health and iRobot Launch RP-VITA Telepresence System [video]

As shown on the video below, the RP-VITA is a beautiful marriage between InTouch’s focus on healthcare and iRobot’s strengths in robotic manufacturing and navigation. We await a chance to see this device in person to give you an upfront and close examination of this device. With a footprint that is smaller and easier to navigate than the RP-7, the RP-VITA may just be what the patients ordered. Continue reading

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Evaluation on iRobot and Intouch Health partnership

Today, iRobot and InTouch Health made news by announcing a partnership leveraging the business connections of InTouch into the healthcare industry and iRobot’s strong technical innovation efforts in robotics. While it sounds good, we wonder if the formability is not more of a defensive posture for one or the other. Continue reading

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Social Robotic Telepresence and HRI 2011

The second paper is from Min Kyung Lee from Carnegie Mellon University and Leila Takayama from Willow Garage entitled “‘Now, I have a body': Uses and social norms for mobile remote presence in the workplace” is a personal favorite. In this paper, the Willow Garage Texai is used as the Mobile Robotic Telepresence (MRP) or RPS in our lingo. To say this paper is meaty is an understatement. This paper is a rich treasure-trove of insights into the issues and futures of remote presence. Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for February 28, 2011

Korea’s Yujin Robot Jumps Into Educational Telepresence – While NASA’s Robonaut 2 Is In Orbit, Its Hype Has Escape Velocity Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for February 20, 2011

Hear here and the Anybot QA – VGo Promotional YouTube Video – Robo-Romance: Wall-E and Eve had a love-child – Technology Fans Come in All Sizes Continue reading

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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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