With an iPad interface, the Ava 500 navigates to distant meetings while you stay put. Could this be a Roomba for the office?
iRobot's tablet-sporting Ava mobile robot will get her debut this year in hospitals testing remote diagnosis via videoconferencing. Next step: people's homes?
Meet Ava, iRobot's prototype robot that can autonomously navigate a room and enable a videoconference with her tablet user interface.
iRobot reorganizes and creates a business unit for its tablet-sporting Ava pedestal robot in retail, security, and health care.
Mark Chiappetta demos iRobot's test platform for experimenting with human/robot interaction technologies.
iRobot invests $6 million in InTouch Health to test its robots, including Ava, for use in telemedicine and assisted care at healthcare facilities.
Rafe gets a CES demo from iRobot Vice President Mark Chiappetta.
Enough with the vacuum cleaners. iRobot hopes a robot with an Android tablet for a head will catalyze the market for robot butlers and waiters and showed a prototype at Google I/O.
iRobot's AVA is a tablet-controlled robot that can serve as a telepresence interface or an interactive butler.
This is AVA Direct's debut PC with CNET, and we like what we see so far. A few minor design and config issues aside, the overclocked parts squeeze as much performance as possible, while helping to keep the price somewhat reasonable. We're eager to see more from this small vendor.
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