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Beam+ robot heads for homes, waving $995 price tag

The new telepresence robot from a Willow Garage spinoff wants to be be a boon companion for you and your family, and be a bargain to boot.

By January 15, 2014


Bots are there when you can't be (video)

Need to be in two places at once? Perhaps a robot can come to the rescue. Companies in Silicon Valley are developing mobile bots to connect people for teleconferencing or just keeping in touch. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

By October 8, 2012


Beam telepresence bot can vaporize your business travel

Willow Garage spinoff Suitable Technologies' new remote-operated robot lets you meet with co-workers while staying at home.

By September 26, 2012


Meet Double, the 'affordable' iPad robot

Double Robotics has created a presence robot based around the iPad's interface and controls. iPads not included.

By August 19, 2012


Y Combinator's stars shine at Demo Day

The leading tech incubator's 74 fledgling companies showed off their wares. Things like telepresence robots, new package delivery systems, mobile game controllers, and more, stood out.

By August 21, 2012


Anybots QB: The ultimate office drone

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

By May 20, 2010


Make your own telepresence robot for only $500

From the guy who devised a $14 steadycam comes an admirable DIY telepresence system using iRobot Create.

By February 15, 2011


Robots help sick kids go to school

Children too ill to make it to school are still keeping up with their peers--thanks to telepresence technology that transmits lessons from the classroom back to the student.

By February 1, 2011


Robot avatar comes with 3G connection

Gostai's Jazz telepresence bots can run on a 3G connection, meaning you can pilot your robo-avatar around your neighborhood.

By December 21, 2010


Start-up thinks robots may be used to take on tough tasks

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.

November 1, 2007