telepresence News Stream ▼

Polycom RealPresence in the new Anybots Q(X) Virtual Presence

12/12/2013, Last week I was invited to Polycom’s annual Holiday event where the Anybots Q(X) Virtual Presence was shown for the first time. We all remember Anybots cute QB robot that featured a very small display and 2 big “eyes” where the camera was hidden....

Robot Boss Lacks Pointy Hair

12/10/2013, I am quite sure that most of us in the corporate world would have read about Dilbert and his pointy haired boss who has no clue, but somehow managed to make it all the way to the top of the organization. We have seen our fair share of telepresence robots...

Kubi an affordable and ingenious telepresence solution

12/06/2012, Telepresence is a powerful concept that Kubi intends to introduce to the masses. In short, The idea is that a physical object can “project” your presence to a different location. There are various implementation, including in science fiction...

Polycom UC Board

10/27/2011, Polycom, an enterprise-grade video conferencing provider, unveiled UC Board, a digital whiteboard solution that integrates with its existing services. The Polycom UC Board combines a plug-and-play receiver and a wireless stylus that transforms whiteboard...

Samsung telepresence booths to change the future of shopping?

03/24/2011, At the Samsung Mobilization event today, Samsung unveiled their new 3D communication kiosk that makes use of TelePresence Technology. It renders 2D images that float and rotate in space, allowing users to see every angle of a product they are interested...

The Elfoid is one freaky looking telepresence robot

03/03/2011, Another day, another Japanese robot baby. A Japanese roboticist, Hiroshi Ishiguro, just unveiled a new robot baby today called the Elfoid. This miniature anthropomorphic robot has the face and arms of a baby and is the size of a cellphone. It is a...

DIY your own telepresence robot for $500

02/12/2011, We’d all love to have our own personal robot avatar to buy scones for us, but our bank account doesn’t seem in favor of that. If you’re in the same boat but have some fancy DIY skills, you could solve the issue yourself, which is what someone out...

AnyBots QB shipping out this week

02/01/2011, The telepresence business robots what we first reported on during the middle of last year are finally making its way to customers worldwide. AnyBots, creator of the QB telepresence robots have announced that customers who have pre-ordered the QB will be...

The R.Bot 100 lets your kids learn from home

01/25/2011, In today’s installment of robots we wished we had when we were younger, we have the R.Bot 100. The R.Bot 100 is a telepresence robot that can act as a stand in for someone who can’t be there. Users control the R.Bot 100 using a laptop or a...

Telepresence teachers in Korean classrooms to increase next year

12/26/2010, Korean officials are pretty happy with the success of their educational robotics program which was recently completed successfully in the form of a 14-week pilot program. All 29 robots that were placed across 21 schools, costing $1.4 million in total,...

Telenoid R1 is scarier than Teletubbies

08/01/2010, Just in case you thought that Teletubbies were the scariest things your kid could ever come across, we’d suggest you add the Telenoid R1 to your list as well. Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro and the researchers at ATR came up with this telepresence android...