Category Archives: Suitable Technologies

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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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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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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Beaming into the local hardware store in North Vernon, IN

This article was found in a local newspaper in North Vernon, Indiana and shows yet another place for remote presence to make a difference.  The original engineer behind the precursor to the Beam, Dallas Goecker, demonstrated the RPD at his parents hardware store in central Indiana. The photo and the article is quite nice — covering all of the points that explain the Beam quite well. Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for March 14, 2013

Remote Presence Links for March 14, 2013 – Telepresence robots: Your alter ego on wheels – Robot Lets You Be in Two Places at Once – Meet vGo, the robot that will make you smile – Anybots at FutureMed 2013 Continue reading

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Can a kiss with a remote girl be dangerous?

What his wife does not know about, can’t hurt her. Continue reading

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“Beam me up, Scotty!” Suitable announces the Beam!

At midnight tonight, Suitable Tech’s CEO Scott Hassan unveiled the second version of their Remote Presence System – the Beam.

The Beam itself is not the System, since the entire collection (remote presence device, the client app and the docking station) make up the entire system. engadget was given a preview which shows the device as Scott has “beam”ed into the Beam. See the video below: Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for July 25, 2012

Remote Presence Links for July 26, 2011 – Robot Startup Companies – Will Your Next Government Co-Worker Be a Robot? – The Avatar Economy – Botiful, social presence robot for Android Continue reading

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