If you have an interest in robots there is a good chance you watch the Big Bang Theory. In one of my favorite scenes, Sheldon, meets the “great and powerful Woz,” Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. Not in person, you understand: no, Sheldon is there only as a voice and face on a virtual presence device: a tall, thin, remotely controlled robot on wheels with a tablet of some sort that projects an image of Sheldon and allows him to see and speak with Mr Wozniak. I have embedded the video directly below this paragraph because I think it important to view before continuing.
After watching this show I was certain of one thing! I wanted one of them-there virtual presence devices. I was uncertain what I would do with the thing: pet-sit my granddogs when my grandchildren were away? Keep an eye on my house when I was out of town? Maybe watch TV in two different rooms? But all that didn’t matter. The thing was so darn cool I would get it and worry about what to do with it at a later date. But I thought at the time there was very little chance I could get my hands on one at any time soon. Lately I was excited to discover that I could get my hands on one. It’s called the Double Robot by Double Robotics and we have it right here at RobotLab for a price under three thousand dollars.
As you know, RobotLab specializes in educational technology that keeps kids engaged in STEM studies by the use of technology, like our famous RobotLab Box with it’s multiple teaching-assistant robots. With our interest in edtech, what drew us to the Double Robot virtual presence device was its ability to let kids who could not for whatever reason--sickness, developmental problems and disabilities--attend school from hospital or home. And in our opinion Double Robot can serve this demographic better than anything found on the market as this time. Why is this important, do you ask? Because it is well documented that a child’s educational needs are best served in the classroom environment. Take a look at the video below for the poignant story of Peter:
If you find yourself interested in the Double Robot by Double Robotics for educational purposes please contact us at RobotLab.Com where we can show and tell a great deal more--we believe it is an educational game changer!