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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
It has been a while since we have discussed our friends in Mountain View and last week, we caught up with Trevor and heard how the team has been cranking on rolling out their QBs to the market. As he wrote in his April post, the issues of static electricity have caused delayed they never expected. But, in the past week, they have put to rest most – if not all – of the issues and are ready to roll them out to their owners. Continue reading
As readers have seen in the earlier articles this month, Anybots announced their public availability of the QB. The week before, Trevor gave me an interview which I published here using the newest version of the QB. In this article, I discuss the use of the QB and the aspects that I both enjoyed and could see improvements for in the coming versions. Continue reading
After close to a dozen iterations, using the newest QB was a much better experience – with the two-way video, standard and high-def video and even a HD zoom feature. After a year of using remote presence systems, it was nice to see how Anybots have been improving their offering.
Aside from getting to test-drive the newer version of the QB (which I will post in a separate article), Trevor and I spent a good hour talking about how he got involved in being part of this RPS revolution. What follows is a recounting of his past, present and the potential future. Continue reading