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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Telepresence Robot from Singapore

Singapore-based start-up company Ctrl Work has developed an affordable telepresence platform, called  the Puppet, that can be controlled over the Internet, enabling the user to extend presence actively in a distant location. The company claims that setting up the Puppet's connection is intuitive and can be done with minimal fuss. The Puppet can be controlled remotely via a Windows PC, Mac, or Linux machine.
Telemedicine is one of the key areas that the company is pursuing with the Puppet. The focus is in geriatric care due to the rapidly growing pool of seniors who need medical monitoring and attention.
The platform is similar to the iRobot AVA platform using a tablet computer for interaction and communication.

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