telepresence

Martian Skynet

Astronauts in Orbit Around Alien Planets Should Explore Surfaces With Robots and VR

“The historical presumption is that exploration means ‘boots on the ground.’ But we’ve gone way beyond that.”
Becky Ferreira
6.21.17
japan

This Little Robot Acts as a Real-Life 'Avatar' for Humans

Yuutu Banda, who is paralyzed, uses the telepresence bot to go to work.
Emiko Jozuka
4.13.16
virtual reality

Waiting to Socialize in VR? Try a Telepresence Bot

Who needs to visit a virtual world when you can virtually transmit yourself into a real place?
Victoria Turk
1.6.16
japan

The Japanese Professor Who's Spent Three Decades Perfecting a Human Avatar

Susumu Tachi feels like the moment for telexistence has finally come.
Emiko Jozuka
12.23.15
:(

This VR Headset Lets You See the World Through the Eyes of a Robotic Teddy Bear

Because we’ve all wanted to feel what it’s like to be a stuffed animal.
Emiko Jozuka
10.26.15
videos

Watch These Mind-controlled Robots Help Disabled Users Defeat Physical Barriers

Test subjects with motor control disabilities were able to maneuver a Skype-connected robot with just their thoughts.
Adam Owen
6.26.15
virtual reality

Virtual Reality Phone Booths Are Already Here

This telepresence system can connect any number of devices to the same virtual world.
Jordan Pearson
5.25.15
Terraform

Disconnect

You know I love you, and that I have no prejudices against cutting-edge technology. But, I just—I need you as a person. Not as a machine.
Cassandra Khaw
12.15.14
Features

Robots Are Caring for Elderly People in Europe

The machine uprising looks a lot less threatening when their main task is to care for old people.
Victoria Turk
5.6.14
robots

Can't Attend a Conference? This Telepresence Bot Will Get You In

The People's Bot wants to make telepresence available to more than just the rich and famous.
Victoria Turk
4.29.14
Motherboard Blog

To Avoid Your Family, Rent a Robotic Replacement

NEC said it will rental plans for its PaPeRo robot will run as low as less than ¥10,000 per month.
Derek Mead
11.11.13
Motherboard Blog

Google Glass Is Already Being Used in the Operating Room

The surgeon who used them says they offer huge potential for the healthcare industry.
Derek Mead
6.24.13