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Telepresence bots offer remote tours of robotics show

Oct 17, 2013, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

Suitable Technologies is offering $50 rentals of its "Beam" mobile telepresence robot, so 50 robotics enthusiasts can remotely attend the RoboBusiness conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Oct. 23-25. The Ubuntu- and ROS-based Beam will be available to the first 50 applicants, letting them explore the show at up to 1.5 meters/sec and interact with others via video conferencing.

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