Category Archives: RPS People

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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Want to join the next Willow Garage? Or the French version of Xerox Parc?

Out of InnoRobo, we interviewed our old friend Jean-Christophe, formerly of GOSTAI fame and now Chief Scientific Officer of Aldebaran Robotics. And in the interview (which we plan on launching in the coming days), we learned of the new A-Lab that is looking for talented individuals. Continue reading

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Willow Garage changing is a good thing.

News of Willow Garage’s change of organization may have surprised some, but from our point-of-view, it was only a matter of time. 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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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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Remote Presence Links for May 15, 2011

Remote Presence Links for May 15, 2011 – Bell Labs developing Nethead, a cheaper teleconferencing robot – Anybots Roundup – iRobot CEO: Enough with the gimmick ‘bots (Q & A) Continue reading

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Rumors: Facebook acquires Anybots?

Rumors have come to the attention of our blog that our friends at Anybots may have been acquired by the Facebook monolith — in their quest to acquire developer talent and potentially some neat telepresence toys.

To be clear, this rumor has yet to be substantiated by anyone — but in our investigation of some of Anybots’ web footprints have led us to think something may have happened to our friends in Mountain View in the past two months: Continue reading

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Remote Presence Links for November 8, 2011

Remote Presence Links for November 8, 2011 – >Bell Labs developing Nethead, a cheaper teleconferencing robot – Anybots Roundup – iRobot CEO: Enough with the gimmick ‘bots Continue reading

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