Aug 08, 2018
Attachments for telepresence robots that allow for interactions with people at a distance

As easy as it is to stay connected wherever you are, most social interactions are confined within digital screens. With technology giving rise to telepresence robots, drones, and other gadgets that can be controlled remotely, exploring tangible ways to enhance human interaction through these platforms was a natural step for us to take.

The result of our R&D is TeleThings—a series of attachable gizmos for telepresence robots that enable tangible and remote social interactions.

We created the system in-house, inventing three kinds of attachments and a control app: TeleBubble emits bubbles, TelePong fires ping pong balls, and TeleBucks shoots out money.

TeleThings can be used to liven up parties and social events, giving those who aren’t physically present the opportunity to participate and have fun by navigating the robots to interact with people at the venue.

If you are interested in using TeleThings or would like us to custom-build a gadget for your next event, please send us an email. The telepresence robot featured on this site is Double 2 from Double Robotics.

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