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Started Mar 19, 2009

Why isn't Telepresence more popular?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Naohiro IIDA Jan 12, 2010.


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iSparky Prototype Teaser Video

Check out this hot-off-the-presses clip of the iSparky prototype going toe-to-toe with a 2 year old girl.  Telepresence has never been quite this adorable before.



iSparky is still in the prototype stage. It utilizes an iPad 2, an iRobot Create chassis, Apple Facetime software and the Sparky Control App. It can be operated from anywhere in…


Posted on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

iSparky Telepresence Prototype Spotted at TEDxSF

I am pleased to finally be able to reveal the next evolution of the Sparky project - known as iSparky.  Based on the iPad 2 and the iRobot Create chassis, iSparky is an App-based solution to low-cost DIY mobile telepresence.


iSparky was unveiled at a recent TEDxSF event, held at the…


Posted on June 9, 2011 at 12:30pm

Sparky Jr. interview with Robot Vacuum Cleaner Blog

Sparky Jr. was recently covered by a blog dedicated to robot vacuums. Thanks to Dave at Robot Vacuum Cleaner for the recent interview. See the entire article here

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 3:01pm

Great RC Car Telepresence Project

From MAKE Online

Check out this great little telepresence project by Maker Charles Palen. It uses a combination of technologies, including a Red5 Flash server for video streaming, WiFI, a netbook, RC car and homebrew RC interceptor device.

Yet another exciting variation of the telepresence concept, and cheap too. Way to go Charles!

Here's the… Continue

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 4:30pm

Charlie the Robot Starts Work at Rest Home

[from CNET]

Charlie takes his first tentative step (?) towards a world of telepresence robot helpers. In an Aukland, NZ rest home, the residents are responding well to assisted care performed by Charlie, a "health-bot" that is part of a university study to determine how people will react to robot assistance.

Read the full story… Continue

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:05pm

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At 7:32pm on March 14, 2010, Benjamin H gave Marque Cornblatt a gift
Thanks for making this wonderful forum! btw, I made a new post about my progress--- Got some info on the USB screens in there!
At 5:21pm on September 23, 2009, Ricky Buchanan said…
Bowed down long ago - now I'm entirely horizontal!

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