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Willow Garage Telepresence Robots

February 2, 2010

Willow Garage Texas Alpha Robots

Willow Garage has built 25 Texas Alpha telepresence robots.  The robots consist essentially of a computer screen and camera mounted on a mobile base.  They also run their Robot Open Source (ROS) software and are very customizable.  Given the current predicted shortage of caregivers, telepresence robots could certainly find a use allowing a caregiver to easily interact and check in with multiple patients without having to visit them in person.

[via Willow Garage]

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