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Life telepresent: working vicariously through the Beam robot

Life telepresent: working vicariously through the Beam robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Last week I took a trip to Willow Garage in the heart of Silicon Valley. It's not a hard place to find, and I was on time for my 11AM appointment. Just one problem: I was supposed to be at Suitable...
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Pint-Sized Robot ‘Romo’ Rolls From Kickstarter to VCs to Neiman Marcus

Pint-Sized Robot ‘Romo’ Rolls From Kickstarter to VCs to Neiman Marcus | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Romo, a pint-sized, self-learning bot that is controlled by an iPhone and able to interact with people, raised five times the amount it needed on Kickstarter, then got venture backing. Now it's being featured in the Neiman Marcus holiday catalogue.
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Suitable Technologies Introduces Beam Remote Presence System - IEEE Spectrum

Suitable Technologies Introduces Beam Remote Presence System - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Suitable unveils their new telepresence platform... 

This article opens discussion on the difference between the growing number of telepresence platforms and their varied price points.

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Botiful, social telepresence robot for Android

Botiful is an Android powered robot revolutionizing the way you communicate with distant people.
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You won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robot - CNET (blog)

You won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robot - CNET (blog) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Daily MailYou won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robotCNET (blog)Just don't expect to make any new friends. by Tim Hornyak With one on each shoulder, you'd have a robot angel and devil for counsel.
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Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime

Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Avatars and robots can now be used to help people "visit" remote locations via the internet - but this raises a host of moral and legal questions.
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Bossa Nova Robotics unveils mObi personal ballbot | ZeitNews

Bossa Nova Robotics unveils mObi personal ballbot | ZeitNews | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Bossa Nova Robotics, a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, has announced a new research platform called mObi.
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NEC shows off PaPeRo telecommunications robot - SlashGear

NEC shows off PaPeRo telecommunications robot - SlashGear | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Sure, cars that look like bugs are cool and all, but what we're really interested in seeing at Ceatec 2012 are robots.

 

PaPeRo is coming to consumers soon, although it's been available to enterprises since 2009.

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Grishin’s First Investment – Double Robotics | Robot Launch Pad

Grishin’s First Investment – Double Robotics | Robot Launch Pad | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Grishin Robotics is investing $250,000 investment into Y Combinator startup Double Robotics. Double Robotics have already sold out their first order of affordable telepresence robots and look poised to meet the increased demand in high tech low cost consumer robotics with this investment (see previous post “Double Robotics – Crossing the Chasm?“).

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Scientists at Goldsmiths develop a communication system with artificial

Scientists at Goldsmiths develop a communication system with artificial | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
TA2 uses multiple internet-connected cameras, directional microphones, speakers and HD TV displays in the home, but most impressively it uses artificial intelligence, or AI for short. Through a unique cognitive process known ...
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Telepresence robot to be used in Australian museum | Ubergizmo

Telepresence robot to be used in Australian museum | Ubergizmo | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Australian National Museum together with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or CSIRO are working on a robot that will enable students to examine exhibits from different angles in a ...
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