This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

by Shane McGlaun

If you have $16,000 lying around and I hankering to virtually cruise the halls of some distant office, Suitable Technologies has something suitable that it has just debuted. The company has new telepresence robot called the Beam Remote Presence System or Beam RPS.

The robot requires three components, the robotic device itself, the client software, and the Beam Docking Station. The docking station is where the remote user parks the robot to recharge. The bot stands 62-inches tall and weighs 95 pounds. It has a 17-inch screen that shows the operator’s life-sized face to be displayed – assuming your head will fit on a 17-inch screen.


The Beam’s internal rechargeable battery is a good for up to eight hours of use and the robot can cruise around at 1.5 m/s. The robot has an integrated wireless radios for control and has a pair of HD cameras providing a 170┬░ field of view vertically and horizontally. The robot also has a microphone array with six microphone beams to eliminate background noise and echo. It also has an integrated speaker system with LED lamps for lowlight operation.

With much cheaper options┬ácoming in a few months, and others coming soon, I’m not sure of the market for a $16,000 telepresence ‘bot, but it’s just more evidence that with time we’re going to start seeing robots roaming the halls sooner rather than later.

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Mogees Play How Is Your Phone Changing You? Xenia Rubinos Live Drone Penetration Run 95octane logo
2017 Ford Raptor Price Guide Leaked Smart fortwo Rewinds Time with Landau Roof Option BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition 2000 Cobra R Mustang with 85 Miles for Sale mightymega logo
3A Toys x Hasbro Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Action Figure Quantum Mechanix 2016 Spaceship Scale Models American Gods Teaser Star Trek: Discovery Ship Teased