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Our pal Jeri Ellsworth got to don the telepresence rig for the Anybots robot. Cool stuff. My favorite part of the vid is this exchange:

Jeri: “I’m scared to crash it”
Anybots’ Trevor Blackwell: “You should be.”

Now that’s no way to instill confidence! :-)

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. New York City Personal Injury Lawyer says:

    That’s amazing. I can’t wait to see where the technology behind this thing leads.

  2. Joel says:

    I’ve been saying this technology needed to be married a long time ago, if they’d use a robot like Asimo the possibilities are endless.

  3. mightyohm says:

    I have to say that standing there, I was both amazed and also terrified of being run over by a large, mostly metal robot. :-)

  4. mightyohm says:

    Some photos of our visit to Anybots that evening:

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  6. Actually I built a machine when I was 14 that had this type of scoring. I quickly showed how it´╗┐ worked for the show on a piece of fiber board.

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