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Tag: Telepresence

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots
The ALS ice bucket challenge seems to live on and on and on. Someone always has a new twist to how they do the challenge, entertaining us all over again. Now it is SoftBank’s turn.…
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Say Hello and Give Your Pet Treats Remotely with PetChatz

Say Hello and Give Your Pet Treats Remotely with PetChatz
I feel immense guilt every morning when I say goodbye to Burrito, my hyper-energetic Pomeranian. There’s just something about his puppy dog eyes that make me want to stay home and play with him all day…
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Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online

Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online
Seeing a doctor can be a pain sometimes. It’s painful and inconvenient enough to be sick as it is. What’s even worse is having to sit at a doctor’s office for hours on end and wait…
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iRobot Ava 500 Video Collaboration Robot : A Roomba with a View

iRobot Ava 500 Video Collaboration Robot : A Roomba with a View
The company that became known for its humble robots for cleaning homes will soon be selling a fancy robot for offices. Coming in 2014, iRobot’s Ava 500 will let you work both remotely and on site.…
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FDA Approves iRobot RP-VITA Robot to Work in Hospitals

FDA Approves iRobot RP-VITA Robot to Work in Hospitals
iRobot makes robots for all sorts of needs in the military and other business areas. In the consumer space, the company is probably best known for its line of robotic vacuum cleaners, including the Roomba and…
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Kubi Movable Robotic Tablet Stand: Teleneckesis

Kubi Movable Robotic Tablet Stand: Teleneckesis
Thanks to the Internet, the “office” is no longer a strictly physical location. I’m working from home right now, wearing clothes that even a bum would find distasteful. Despite this awesome setup, we can still do…
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Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels
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…
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Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic…
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Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon
Telepresence robots seem to be something that some people are starting to look at, and that’s one of the reasons why two Princeton students, Tianlong Wang and Xinyi Chen created the Helios robot. It turns your…
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Double Telepresence Robot Debuts on the Cheap

Double Telepresence Robot Debuts on the Cheap
Telepresence robots let you remotely interact with others and their environments using a robotic avatar. Sadly, for most geeks telepresence robots are typically far from cheap. A company called Double Robotics has unveiled a new telepresence…
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Put a Robotic Surrogate on Your Shoulder

Put a Robotic Surrogate on Your Shoulder
If you want to share the world around you with your friends, but your friends aren’t there with you, then just put your friend on your shoulder – thanks to a robot surrogate. Researchers at Yamagata…
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Japanese Develop Remote Hand-Shaking Robot

Japanese Develop Remote Hand-Shaking Robot
With improvements in connectivity and video cameras, teleconferencing solutions have improved dramatically in just the past decade. And while there have been some attempts to create telepresence robots that let you interact with people at remote…
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DARPA Wants to Create Real Avatar Robots

DARPA Wants to Create Real Avatar Robots
DARPA has chopped $7 million out of its budget for program it’s is calling “Avatar.” Yes, DARPA is talking about that Avatar. Rather than growing the towering blue aliens that James Cameron had in his awesome…
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DarwinBot: The Robotic Dog Sitter

DarwinBot: The Robotic Dog Sitter
You’ve heard of telepresence, where you can attend meetings while not actually there by using a robot proxy, but using a robot proxy to play with Fido is a new one to me. That’s just what…
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OriHime Robot Strikes Sexy Robot Poses

OriHime Robot Strikes Sexy Robot Poses
The OriHime robot was developed in Japan by Kentaro Yoshifuji, an engineering student at Waseda University, and it attempts to takes the robotic form to a sexy new level. While it has a more feminine form…
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Telesar V: Your Next Telepresence Robot Avatar

Telesar V: Your Next Telepresence Robot Avatar
Can’t make it to the big meeting in person? Send a robot in your place. Everybody’s going to be doing it, until board rooms are full of nothing but robots. Why not just use the phone…
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