Shopping via telepresence makes for good PR; how long before it’s mainstream?

Robots are great for doing dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs, and few jobs are more dangerous and downright dull (at times) than waiting in line to buy the latest tech gadget. Last week in Palo Alto,...
29 September 2015, by

Robots for Humanity inspires

Henry Evans had a brain stem stroke in 2002 that left him quadriplegic. Since then he has turned to robotics to unlock his abilities. Robots For Humanity ( is a project that chronicles Henry...
12 February 2015, by

Snowden BEAMs into TED: How robotic telepresence disrupts borders

Chris Anderson interviews Edward Snowden, who appears at TED 2014 in Vancouver via BEAM telepresence robot from an unknown location in Russia. Travel in some parts of the world, or for some people, c...
19 March 2014, by and

Are telepresence robots really robots? Part II

    Edward Snowden BEAMed into a TED Talk earlier this week with attention-grabbing headlines. With much less fanfare, this writer participated in a panel in Lyon, France while...
19 March 2014, by

Beaming-in to RoboBusiness 2013

RoboBusiness 2013, held last week at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, was a revitalized example of previous RoboBusiness events. Throughout the three-day event, there was renewed e...
27 October 2013, by

Life telepresent: working vicariously through the Beam robot

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......
07 November 2012, by

Suitable Technologies introduces Beam Remote Presence System | IEEE Spectrum

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. See on spectru...
26 September 2012, by

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