If you've ever felt like a mindless drone at work and a robot could take your place, then you're right. Meet the Anybots QB
In a March 21 interview, CNET News.com's Zamir Haider spoke with Trevor Blackwell, founder of Mountain View, Calif.-based Anybots, and saw humanoid robots that may one day be used to perform dangerous tasks. He got close to walking robot Dexter and its pneumatic limbs.
I "robotted in" to Anybots, a Silicon Valley startup, and test-drove its QB telepresence robot. I particularly enjoyed trying to crash it into walls. But is it worth the $15,000 price tag?
A $15,000 robot from Anybots called QB is designed to help companies with remote offices save on communications costs.
Glaskowsky reports from a meeting of the Homebrew Robotics Society at the headquarters of Anybots, makers of teleoperated humanoid robots.
Anybots give us a vision of the robot we've all been waiting for.
Start-up Anybots sees a day when robots will do many things that humans now do. For now, though, they're just working on staying upright. Photos: Meet Dexter and Monty, the Anybots Video: Humanoid robot trains to do the dirty work