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Un-robotic Telepresence
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I'm interested in constructing a telepresence rig that's meant for more stationary use - so no robotic chassis involved, just the skype + webcam + speaker + microphone + netbook setup.I *am*…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin H Oct 15, 2009.

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Benjamin H replied to Ricky Buchanan's discussion Un-robotic Telepresence
"That sounds confusing. I meant to say we can sell you a fully built robot, with a moveable camera (Up, Down sideways) for 500.00 USD For more information email me at bhylak@gmail.com"
Oct 15, 2009
Marque Cornblatt replied to Ricky Buchanan's discussion Un-robotic Telepresence
"You can build this kind of rig if you want, but there are some remotely controlled webcams with tilt and pan available off-the-shelf. I've never used one but a quick google search pulls up hardware, software and more. It looks like theres a…"
Oct 4, 2009
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Oct 1, 2009
Ricky Buchanan replied to Marque Cornblatt's discussion Why isn't Telepresence more popular?
"Exactly, Christopher. I'm bedridden and a tech geek so I'm pretty much 100% the perfect audience and I still don't want a robot-form telepresence rig because of all the costs and things that can go wrong and the problem of needing a…"
Sep 24, 2009
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"Bowed down long ago - now I'm entirely horizontal!"
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"Welcome to Sparky Jr. Now bow down to your robot overlord! -Marque"
Sep 23, 2009
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Un-robotic Telepresence

I'm interested in constructing a telepresence rig that's meant for more stationary use - so no robotic chassis involved, just the skype + webcam + speaker + microphone + netbook setup.I *am* interested however in having the remote ability to tilt and pan the camera itself, so I can look around.I like the commands-through-skype idea, that would be quite easy to adapt for moving a camera angle too.Does anybody have experience building this type of rig?Why I want it: I'm bedridden due to…See More
Sep 23, 2009
Ricky Buchanan replied to Marque Cornblatt's discussion Why isn't Telepresence more popular?
"I think video chat by itself has caught on fine with some segments. I use it all the time from computer to computer and know many others who do too. The telepresence thing has many problems that make it more of a pain in the ass to use - for a…"
Sep 23, 2009
Ricky Buchanan commented on Marque Cornblatt's blog post Telepresence Dog Sitter or WiFi Enabled Chew Toy? You Decide.
"Two eyes - does it have dual cameras for when the dog eats one??"
Sep 23, 2009
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Sep 23, 2009

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At 8:57am on September 23, 2009, Marque Cornblatt said…
Welcome to Sparky Jr. Now bow down to your robot overlord!

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