Congratulations, Your Robot Just Accepted Your Friend Request

Google Tech Talk
July 16, 2010


Presented by Illah Nourbakhsh, CMU Robotics Institute, and Rich LeGrand, Charmed Labs.

Telepresence is a straighforward application of robot technology–a robot becomes your eyes, ears, and possibly arms and legs which allows you to become “telepresent” in a remote location. But telepresence is only one example of how you might want to interact with a robot over the web. We propose using social networks to interact with robots and physical devices so they can become part of your custom information network. We plan on using Google technologies such as Gtalk and Android to form the basis of the network. And we plan on making middle school, high school and college kids the first users. We will bring prototype robot controller to the talk, and the most enthusiastic attendees will receive one if they wish to start hacking right away.

Duration : 0:54:13





3 responses to “Congratulations, Your Robot Just Accepted Your Friend Request”

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  2. randomperson11111123 Avatar

    Congratulations You …
    Congratulations You Capitalise Every Letter At The Beggining Of Every Word

  3. Provoker7 Avatar

    “What about the …
    “What about the Blade Runner like things running around at home marching and giving songs to us, while we boil eggs for our enemies who visit us”
    I didn’t get it.

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