Tag Archives: telepresence


The Awesomeness of Satellites

On October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and with it, the space age. By today’s standards Sputnik wasn’t much of a satellite. It was the about the... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/12/12


Highlights from SH-Member Discussion: Legal Ramficiations of Human-Machine Mergers

Singularity Hub Membership Program hosts regular Hangouts on Google+. During one such meeting, we held a round table discussion on the Ethics and Legal Ramifications of the... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/25/12

DARPA's Robotic Challenge, where robots will perform tasks at a simulated catastrophe site, is sure to attract humanoid robots like Petman.

Robots Will Drive, Bust Through A Wall, And Make Repairs In DARPA’s New Robotics Challenge

Five years after the DARPA Grand Challenge robotic cars are already hitting the roads and states are preparing for their eventual arrival. Now DARPA is launching a new... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/11/12

These origamiesque robots were printed from a 3D computer. They cost $100 each and take just 70 minutes to print.

On-Demand Robots From A 3D Printer

We’ve seen 3D printers churn out toys, bone models, chocolate, even human tissue. Now scientists at MIT want to print robots. Not the cool, stainless steel types that... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/7/12

iRobot CEO, Colin Angle, with AVA.

iRobot CEO Discusses Their New Robot AVA

We found this video from CNNMoney, about AVA, iRobot’s latest personal assistance robot. We’ve covered AVA before, how it’s basically an iPad (or notebook) on a... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/26/12


New Startup Romotive Turns Your Smartphone Into A Robot (video)

How awesome is Romo the Smartphone Robot? Without knowing anything about it, you simply have to look at the robot’s Kickstarter page. The pledge goal was $32,000. The... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/30/11


Seafaring Robots Begin Record-Breaking, 300-Day Journey Halfway Around The World (video)

Meet Piccard Maru, Fontaine Maru, Benjamin, and Papa Mau, the four sea-faring robots that set out from San Francisco November 17th for a 300-day journey that will take... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/25/11

Rite Aids in Detroit are getting kiosks with which customers can video chat with doctors or nurses for medical advice. The doctors can even tele-prescribe over the Internet.

Welcome to Rite Aid, The Virtual Doctors Will See You Now

You got your shopping list: coffee, toothpaste, Tums, and...a doctor's consultation about your lower back pain? Rite Aid is now your one-stop-shop for everything... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/16/11

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