Category Archives: Jazz Connect

Aldebaran acquires our favorite French remote systems player, Gostai

Recent news from our friends in France, Jean-Christophe Baillie has found himself partnering with the wizards of Aldebaran through an acquisition of all tech, talent and software. Continue reading

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GOSTAI delivers on their new navigation interface [video]

GOSTAI releases a video on their newest interface for the Jazz and it looks like they learned from their prior experiences and scarfed a couple of features from other players. Who says imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? I know Fred at Robodynamics and Tim at vGo will appreciate it. Continue reading

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InnoRobo 2011 and some notes on the new Jazz

As I have been reporting from here, the InnoRobo conference was quite an eclectic group of companies – coming from France, South Korea and Japan. Yes, iRobot was there as a exhibit presenter, but most of the US robotics companies were definitely in absence.

I spent a great deal of time roaming the booths in the exhibit hall at the largess of Jean-Christophe from GOSTAI (he got me a complimentary pass to the event). I was looking forward to seeing JC and the updated Jazz, after my first experience with it two months ago. And, while GOSTAI has not released their new user interface, the redesigned Jazz has a lot of physical and component improvements. Continue reading

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Not an Apple Robot and Notes from InnoRobo

Okay – so it looks like the video is not from Apple – if Aaron is to be believed – so we are going to get into deep investigation start investigating who this provider is. When we find out more, we will endeavor to post the news as soon as possible. Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for February 25, 2011

Robotic Telepresence from Robot Podcast – Perez Hilton Wants One! Robot Goes To Coffee Shop On Its Own, Buys A Scone For Owner Continue reading

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GOSTAI shows off new video face on the Jazz

This morning, GOSTAI’s PR contact sent me a lovely PDF showing off their newest version of the Jazz – complete with an LCD screen on the face of the Jazz. Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for February 16, 2011

Jazz Telepresence Robot Available – Price and Order Details – Super-geek builds DIY chatbot to speak to his fiancée – Essential Features of Telepresence Robots 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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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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Gostai introduces the Jazz robot – more surveillance than presence

And today we discover the new “telepresence robot” from GOSTAI called the Jazz.  Interestingly enough, the team at Gostai have eschewed the concept of two way visual presence which I use as a hallmark for a true RPS, and play in the range of the WowWee Rovio or the iRobot Connectr. Continue reading

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