SociBot-Mini is a new social robot that can not only wear your best friend’s face, but it can also detect your emotions.
Meet the iRobot Ava 500 telepresence system, which knows its way around your office, even if you don't.
Telepresence weddings are no longer just a symbol of geek cred, as normal couples around the world are using the Internet to get hitched
A student's allergies keep him at home, but he attends school remotely with help from a robot.
What if instead of waiting ten years for a telepresence device so weird it'll scare your pet to death, you could simply mix an iPad with a Segway and start traveling virtually right now? Stop wondering, because that's exactly what a robot called Double promises.
This little telepresence robot is going to be hard to resist. It connects you with friends or co-workers via your smartphone. It's got three wheels and it allows remote users to control it via Skype to propel it around. Plus, it's small enough to fit in your computer bag. What's not to like?
When it comes to robotics, the line between cute and creepy is a thin one. Somehow, Japan's new MH-2 telepresence robot manages to be a little bit of both.
The reason 3D sucks is that it's usually not 3D. It's 2D, plus a token smidge of depth. True 3D is something that you can walk entirely around and seamlessly view from all sides, which is what you'll find in this life-sized telepod that can project an entire person straight into your living room.
There's been a renewed interest in videoconferencing recently as it offers a cheaper alternative to travel. But, it sucks. A lot. Talking to people over a computer isn't like talking to people in person. Getting yourself a robot is one way to go, but NTT is working on a solution with giant swiveling transparent screens.
Today's telepresence tech does a good job with the tele and a poorer one with the presence. To improve the latter, here's a robotic hand that can mimic the texture, grip and even warmth of a human appendage. It's, uh, just for handshakes. Like a hand shaking another hand. And. Nothing. Else.