The IEEE surveyed 2,000 millennials with children worldwide and found growing acceptance of robotics for maintaining the healthcare and wellbeing of their families. U.S. respondents were more wary than averaage.
Telerobotics offers automation at arm’s length for healthcare, manufacturing, and more
Telerobotics is offering different industries new benefits, such as social distancing and safety for manufacturing and remote surgeries in healthcare, writes Energid’s Neil Tardella.
‘Venture factory’ Blue Ocean Robotics raises funding, closes Suitable Technologies acquisition
Blue Ocean Robotics, whose venture factory develops service robots based on common technologies and then spins off units for commercialization, has raised close to $20 million and acquired the Beam telepresence robot.
ANA Avatar XPRIZE aims to advance telepresence robotics
The ANA Avatar XPRIZE is offering a total of $10 million to teams that advance the state of the art in avatar telepresence robots. So far, 77 teams have qualified for the semifinals.
COVID-19 spurs innovations such as Blue Ocean’s UVD Robots
Blue Ocean Robotics’ UVD unit has been providing mobile disinfection robots both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with its CEO about the global response and post-virus aftermath.
Double 3 telepresence robot debuts from Double Robotics
Double Robotics’ new self-driving robot is designed to offer telecommuters and distance learners high-resolution, mixed-reality, mobile video chat.
Blue Ocean acquires Beam telepresence robot from Suitable Technologies
Blue Ocean Robotics has continued its evolution to being an international provider of service robots with its purchase of the Beam telepresence robot from Suitable Technologies.
Ava Robotics raises $2.9M as demand grows for telepresence robots
Ava Robotics, which is building autonomy and high-definition teleconferencing into its telepresence robots, has raised funds as analysts expect the market to grow.
Telepresence Robot from Ava Autonomously Navigates Workplaces
Cambridge, Mass.-based Ava Robotics, a startup that spun out of iRobot in late 2016, launched its Ava telepresence robot. The big differentiator for the Ava telepresence robot, when compared to competitors such as Double Robotics and Suitable Technologies, is that Ava maps its environment and autonomously navigates through it. There’s no need for humans to…
Beaming-in to RoboBusiness 2013
By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report Remote visitors drive Beam robots to chat (and share a laugh) with exhibitors. Photos courtesy of Suitable Technologies, Inc. RoboBusiness 2013, held last week at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, was revitalized from previous RoboBusiness events. Throughout the three day event, it was…
The Beginning of Something Important: InTouch Health and iRobot’s RP-VITA
By Frank Tobe, editor/publisher, The Robot Report Last week I attended the 7th Annual Remote Presence Clinical Innovations Forum hosted by InTouch Health in Santa Barbara, CA, a two-day users conference disseminating the latest information regarding a wide range of telemedicine-related topics through presentations and workshops. The keynote address, by Yulun Wang, Chairman and CEO of…
What Can You Do With AVA (iRobot’s new concept robot seen at CES 2011)?
Las Vegas, January, 2011 iRobot had a booth at CES 2011 in Las Vegas to show their upgraded line of robotic vacuum cleaners and a few other consumer products. In addition to iRobot, there were other booths showing Korean and Chinese versions of robot floor-cleaning devices. Ava, iRobot’s telepresenceconcept mobility device But this little gem…