Category Archives: RPS Companies

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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Double and EE makes it to the BAFTAs with Fanbots [video]

EE (the 4G carrier in England) created a chance for two of their subscribers to use two doubles dressed up as reporters on the red carpet, engaging celebrities on their way to the BAFTAs as “fanbots”. Continue reading

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Suitable announces a little Beam (or actually the Beam+)

The Beam+ seems to be Suitable’s answer to vGo’s offering and Double’s play using the base technology of the original Beam and to offer a more family-friendly play (as seen in their promo photos).

The Beam+ stands about 5 feet tall and supports many of the same features of the original Beam (including the same motors, microphone array and control software), technical improvements (including HDR-based camera and a higher-resolution screen) and cost reductions (including one wifi radio instead of two, a smaller physical screen size). Upon launch, Suitable plans on having the specs for the Beam+ at this URL: https://www.suitabletech.com/beam-plus/ Continue reading

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Finally! Pilot Presence meets double — in the flesh!

we got a chance to chat with David from Double where we discussed the origin story of double robotics. Instead of repeating the story, we learned that Tech Toys 360 on the Discovery Velocity Channel has a terrific video that presents the origin story along with additional details and visuals on the “innovative device” at http://www.velocity.com/tv-shows/tech-toys-360/videos/ipad-robot.htm Continue reading

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UPDATED: Anybots shows off their Q(X) Virtual Presence

We are thrilled to see the team at Anybots are pushing for a platform play (our assumption on the use of the Q-sub-X designation) and hanging on the Anybots Q(X) platform, they have a bunch of the Polycom kit. Continue reading

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Reduce your carbon footprint and Beam into RoboBusiness this month!

Suitable and RoboBusiness pair up to offer Beaminginot the RoboBusiness conference and announce their newest version of the Beam software. Continue reading

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Suitable Tech acquires Willow Garage!

Bringing the two groups together gives Suitable their home once again (the predecessor of the Beam was created there) and a staff that are already versed in build and maintenance of robotics. Continue reading

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double delivers and Cisco and iRobot make another Ava

double Robotics announces they are shipping their first pre-orders and iRobot announces partnership with Cisco on Ava 500. Continue reading

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