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Tag Archives: telepresence robot
With a slew of articles discussing “Shelbot Has Nothing on These iPad Telepresence Robots” or “Double Robotics’ telepresence robot gives your iPad legs” in the last 24 hours, we were thrilled to see someone come up with an incredibly simple, elegant solution to the quite expensive iRobot Ava. Continue reading
This week, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, and Holly A. Yanco) pre-published their findings on use cases of remote presence / telepresence robots in prep for the HRI 2011 conference in Switzerland this March. In their article, they bring up a number of issues that are relevant to the future of remote presence, that are worth reading about. Continue reading
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
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
As announced yesterday, iRobot has jumped into the telepresence robot scene with their AVA offering. As reported in PCMag, CNET, Engadget, Hihook and many other sources, the 40 lb iRobot AVA offers Continue reading
When I first started looking into robotic telepresence over a year ago, one of them – HeadThere, a company started at the TechShop in San Jose, CA – was one of the few (at the time) that (I believed) got … Continue reading
So, no sooner than I start this site than does a new player in the robotic telepresence space show up. Mantaro Products – a product development and engineering shop has built a low cost telepresence robot – for $3500 – … Continue reading