RoboDynamics just released the “TiLR” â€“ a four foot tall robot running Win XP Pro, a touch screen LCD, and a Canon PTZ camera with 26x optical zoom… More specs here.
Robotic Telepresence is the ability to transport yourself to a remote location without going there. It is similar to video conferencing but whereas video conferencing gives you only a small window into the remote world, Robotic Telepresence gives you a presence, instantly transporting you there and enabling you to move around, look about, and interact with people, objects, and the environment as if you are actually there.
Our robot, named TiLR (pronounced Tie Ler) has an 8″ LCD screen and a powerful Canon camera – providing you with live bi-directional video and audio. As such it brings you face to face with people and objects – and gives you the freedom to move about the remote world from the convenience of your PC – wherever in the world you may be.