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TERESA project adds a vital component to human-robot interaction: social intelligence

TERESA is a 3-year research project funded by the European Union and carried out by six institutions from four European countries. Its goal is to develop a new socially intelligent semi-autonomous te...
02 February 2017, by

Telepresence robots help chronically ill kids maintain social, academic ties at school

Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically, according to a first-of-its-kind stu...
09 September 2016, by

Robotics narratives: Here, there, and everywhere

UW-Madison Science Narratives and partners have joined together to create a 5-month video and audio adventure, exploring the work of Dr Bilge Mutlu and colleagues as they craft robots from a human per...

Telepresence has come a long way, where do we go from here?

In our final post for this series, we'll talk about the future of telepresence.  For most robots telepresence is just the beginning, a means to an end. Many of the robots in this series are meant ...
03 March 2016, by

Personalizing telepresence in service robots

In our previous post we looked at socially engaging robots and how they are helping to break down barriers to remote presence. Another area on the fringe of telepresence is service robots. These rob...
26 January 2016, by

Telepresence, or tele-existence? 4 devices seeking to break down barriers to remote presence

This telepresence series wouldn't be complete without covering the fringe territory of the unique and unusual. These robots push the boundaries of telepresence to push social engagement and cross i...
29 December 2015, by


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Telepresence toys

A number of telepresence toys came onto the market between 2011 and 2013 and crashed a few years later. While most of the products in this category marketed themselves as toys first, and telepresenc...
15 December 2015, by

Tabletop telepresence finding its niche

Tabletop telepresence devices began to pop up on the market about two years ago. Though its a small slice of the telepresence market, it's differentiated enough from other categories to be mention...
08 December 2015, by

Personal telepresence relatively affordable, but expect to pay extra for the tablet

Personal telepresence robots have exploded onto the market thanks to the help of tablets, smartphones, and crowdfunding sites. Geared toward the economics of personal use, these robots typically cos...
03 December 2015, by

The state of telepresence: Healthcare and telemedicine

Telemedicine is a rapidly growing field and, with the aid of telepresence robots, is quickly gaining traction in hospitals and homes around the world....
20 November 2015, by

The state of telepresence: Business enterprise class

Business class telepresence is where high tech meets high price. Typically starting at $3,000 USD, often with a monthly service fee, these robots are a lot more than just tablets on a stick....
21 October 2015, by

The state of telepresence

Telepresence robots have been around since the early 2000s, with a research project called PEBBLES out of Ryerson University in Toronto. When I first started covering this area a little over three yea...
09 October 2015, by

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

Another robot company acquired: Vecna acquires VGo

Vecna, a growing robotic mobility provider for hospitals and warehouses, acquired VGo, a provider of mobile telepresence devices, for an undisclosed amount....
19 July 2015, by

Towards independence: A shared control BCI telepresence robot

For those with extreme mobility problems, such as paralysis following spinal cord injury or neurological disease, telepresence can greatly help to offset social isolation. However, controlling a mobil...
29 June 2015, by

iPetCompanion lets you play with your pets via telepresence

iPetCompanion have developed telepresence technology that allows you to manipulate toys so you can play with your pets while you're away. The team has installed the system in hospitals and animal sh...
22 May 2015, by

Kubi telemedicine device gets HIPAA clearance for streaming medical data

Revolve Robotics and Swymed have collaborated to create a HIPAA compliant telepresence device called Kubi that can stream medical data. This compliance is a big deal: no longer do MDs have to rel...
20 May 2015, by

ORIGIBOT: An affordable telepresence robotic test platform with arm and gripper

UPDATE 30/27/15 Thanks to all our supporters - especially our partner, Robohub! We surpassed our funding goal with time to spare! Now with just days remaining, we are hoping to reach our stretch goal...
17 February 2015, by and

The People’s Bot: Robotic telepresence for the public good

Have you ever wanted to attend a conference that was too far away, expensive, or sold out? Whether you're a penniless researcher, interested youth, or a group of elderly people who want to live in oth...
26 April 2014, 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

Are telepresence robots really robots?

Are telepresence robots really robotic? Is the da Vinci robotic surgical system robotic? Is a car with adaptive cruise control acting robotically? Well … no to all three questions. All thre...
14 March 2014, by

Robonaut doctor to practice in space

Astronauts all know how important it is to stay healthy in space. Weightlessness alone can cause a number of physiological changes including muscle atrophy, loss of blood volume and bone loss. Most as...
12 March 2014, by and

Beam+ remote presence robots becoming affordable

Suitable Technologies just announced their new Beam+ remote presence robot and is offering the first 1,000 units at a price of $995 (thereafter it will be $1,995). First shipments are scheduled for Su...
21 January 2014, by

Astronaut on International Space Station successfully controls K10 rover on Earth, supporting use of telerobotics in future deep space missions

On June 17, 2013, Astronaut Chris Cassidy successfully drove a K10 rover on earth, via remote connection from the Surface Telerobotics Workbench on the International Space Station, showing that robo...
02 July 2013, by

Augmented realty interface for telepresence robots

Telepresence robots are remote controlled cameras on wheels that are connected via Wi-Fi to a user's computer, mobile phone or tablet. The user can communicate via a "human-scale" robot with other peo...
22 February 2013, by

First autonomous navigation remote presence robot to receive FDA clearance

Based on the following press release, iRobot, a leader in delivering robotic solutions, announced that the RP-VITA Remote Presence Robot has received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis...
24 January 2013, by

CES Robotics 2013

The annual CES - Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is always a great opportunity for trendspotting and innovation hunting in consumer electronics including consumer robotics. CES 2013 ...
04 January 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

FIU’s Discovery Lab developing telepresence patrol robots for disabled police officers

It isn't quite the sensory immersion of the movie Surrogates, but these telepresence robots being developed at Florida International University can help put disabled police officers and military vets ...
01 October 2012, by







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