Latest Telepresence and Visual Collaboration News:
Gostai Jazz Telepresence Robot Unveiled
December 20, 2010 | Howard Lichtman
French robotics company Gostai is unveiling today a mobile robot called Jazz Connect designed for "telepresence and telesurveillance."
The waist-high robot, which a user can remote control using a web-based interface, rolls on two wheels and has a head that can move in any direction, with a camera stuck on its forehead. The price starts at 7900 euros.
This is the first time that the Paris-based company, known for its robotics software, ventures into hardware.
Jean-Christophe Baillie, founder and CEO of Gostai, tells me that they built the robot "very quickly," relying on the experience they gained by interacting with robot manufacturers that use their software.
"This is a little revolution for Gostai," he says, "and we are very excited about the potential of this little guy!"
I've tested a couple of telepresence robots this year [see our special report on robotic telepresence] and look forward to driving the Jazz as well. But just by looking at the specs and video I've noticed several interesting things.
First, the robot can not only use Wi-Fi -- as other telepresence robots do -- but it can also connect to a 3G cellphone network. From what I know, this is the first telepresence robot with this capability.
Add New Comment
Telepresence Options welcomes your comments! You may comment using your name and email (which will not be displayed), or you may connect with your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or DISQUS account.
27 April 2017 27 April 2017 14 April 2017
27 April 2017
First Multi-Language Web Conferencing Software with Automatic Voice Translation, Captions, and Interpretation Launched by Translate Your World27 April 2017 27 April 2017
20 April 2017
The new Suitable technologies BeamPro PTZ+L telepresence robot for the healthcare industry has a laser14 April 2017 27 March 2017
See what happens when YouTube and TPO come together at the Telepresence Options YouTube Channel.