telepresence

The EmotionBox Uses Blynk to Connect Long Distance Partners

The EmotionBox Uses Blynk to Connect Long Distance Partners

Can a few buttons and LEDs make a long distance relationship just a bit easier? Check out the EmotionBox and tell us what you think.

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Empathy VR Telepresence Rig Uses Oculus Rift to Connect Distant Friends

Empathy VR Telepresence Rig Uses Oculus Rift to Connect Distant Friends

Tatsuki Adaniya started his Virtual Reality (VR) project as a way to keep in touch with his long distance girlfriend. He wanted something more personal than texting or even Skype. He wanted something that would let him feel like he was in the same room, sharing the same view as her. So he developed a […]

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Engadget Expand: Beam Robotic Telepresence

Engadget Expand: Beam Robotic Telepresence

The Beam robotic telepresence system allows you to be in two places at once. Running on wifi or 4G, you can see the robot allows for moving around, talking easily, and possibly even dancing!

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RasPi-Controlled Remote Presence Platform

RasPi-Controlled Remote Presence Platform

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/66421763] MadSci’s remote presence platform aims to control up to 16 servos, 4 AC relays, and a web cam, all controlled remotely via web browser, all controlled with the help of Spacebrew interactive software. Looks fun!

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Hacking Skype for Better Teleconferencing

Hacking Skype for Better Teleconferencing

David Schneider of IEEE Spectrum has an interesting article up about a system he set up to improve his Skype-mediated telepresence at their editorial meetings. Physically, the system consists of four oblong wooden boxes, distributed along their conference table, mounting ten USB devices between them (two webcams and eight microphones) and some custom software that uses the Skype API to allow him to switch between them remotely in real time.

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OpenROV Testing at Hall City Cave

OpenROV Testing at Hall City Cave

The OpenROV team journeyed to Hall City Cave just outside of Wildwood, CA to test out their underwater rover and to gain some more information about the cave itself. Here is their preliminary robot on how the robot performed.

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“How Maker Faire Changed My Life”

“How Maker Faire Changed My Life”

Ben Hylak, one of the young scientists/inventors honored at the White House yesterday, wrote his touching and inspiring story for the CNN website. The story, and an accompany teaser video, are a preview to this weekend’s episode of “The Next List” on CNN.

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