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Shoulder-Perched Robots

The Grasp Telepresence Robot Whispers Instructions In Your Ear

— February 25, 2015 — Tech
The Grasp telepresence robot is a robot that perches on your shoulder and whispers instructions in your ear while watching what you do. Think of it as a robotic manifestation of those cartoon scenes when you have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on another, whispering advice into your ear. Although this robot is no devil as it has your best interests at heart.

This telepresence robot's primary components are a webcam, speaker, microphone and a remotely controlled laser pointer. It is designed to connect teachers with students remotely. Whether you're learning to play a musical instrument or repairing a piece of equipment, the robot can help you receive instructions and guidance from an instructor.

The potential applications for this technology are limitless. Imagine being able to assemble a piece of furniture while somebody sitting in a call-center in Sweden watches you and guides you along.
Trend Themes
1. Telepresence Robots - The Grasp telepresence robot highlights the trend of using robots to connect people remotely, opening up opportunities for virtual education and assistance.
2. Shoulder-perched Devices - The Grasp telepresence robot demonstrates the potential of wearable devices that can be attached to the shoulder, offering hands-free interaction and personalized guidance.
3. Whispered Instructions - The Grasp telepresence robot showcases the trend of using audio instructions delivered directly to the user's ear, providing a discreet and immersive learning experience.
Industry Implications
1. Education - The Grasp telepresence robot presents disruptive innovation opportunities for remote teaching and learning, allowing instructors to provide real-time guidance from anywhere in the world.
2. Telecommunications - The Grasp telepresence robot opens up possibilities for telecommunication companies to offer advanced communication solutions that enable seamless interaction between users and remote experts.
3. Manufacturing - The Grasp telepresence robot introduces a new approach to remote assistance and training in the manufacturing industry, empowering workers to receive expert guidance during complex tasks.
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