From $2 Million to $20 Million

Double Robotics has reached an incredible point of growth. Over the past four years, we’ve seen remote workers, telecommuters, educators and IT leaders around the world recognize the the unique value of telepresence robotics and the critical role it plays in connecting offices, remote workers, and students around the world.

We’re thrilled to announce that Double Robotics has reached $20 million in sales of our internationally-acclaimed telepresence robot, Double. After graduating from Y Combinator in the summer of 2012, Double Robotics raised a seed round of under $2 million. We have not needed to raise another round since then.

While still a pre-Series A hardware startup, this is a great feat. Our mission has always been to enable all types of remote experiences, and we have significantly delivered on this vision. We believe that, by connecting remote employees to their home offices or remote students to the classroom, we are creating a more open and flexible work space where people feel more connected to their communities and colleagues.

As adoption of Double continues to accelerate and as our customers deploy dozens of Doubles within their organizations, we’ve found an opportunity to make the enterprise experience with Double even better. We’re excited to unveil our first enterprise software called Fleet Management. Fleet Management is designed for IT managers and executives to effectively monitor and manage their fleet of Doubles and drivers. Fleet Management is currently in the beta testing and will soon be available publicly, starting at $99/month. For early access, please reach out to: sales@doublerobotics.com

We’ve grown a lot in the past year, with the recent launches of Double 2 and Camera Kit. Now, with Fleet Management, the Double Robotics experience is the best it’s ever been. We’re excited to be at the forefront of the growing telepresence industry and we would like to thank our customers for their continued support of Double Robotics. We’re thrilled about what’s to come. 


Capture Any Occasion with Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly

The 360 Camera Dolly and Universal 360 Camera Mount by Double Robotics offers a unique way to capture special occasions of all kind, such as weddings, birthdays and graduations. 

Recently, a couple in Japan filmed their wedding ceremony using the 360 Camera Dolly and will forever have their momentous day captured in full 360 video. 

Watch the ceremony here:

To learn more about Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly, visit our website online at www.doublerobotics.com

Video courtesy of Masahiro Nagata, CEO of Lifestyle

Double Robotics featured on The Grand Tour!

Double Robotics was featured on Season 1, Episode 6 of Amazon's original series, The Grand Tour!

From the guys who brought you the UK's famed television show Top Gear, The Grand Tour is a show about adventure and excitement, where hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel the world showcasing innovation in automotive transportation and motoring. In this latest episode, titled "Happy Finnish Christmas," which aired on December 22, 2016, Jeremy, Richard and James traveled to Finland where they presented fun Christmas gifts for their car fans -- including Double!

The Grand Tour is available to view for Amazon Prime members.

https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Tour-Season-1/dp/B01J94A5GQ



AF Group Saves $30,000 in Travel Costs Thanks to Double Robotics

AF Group is one of the country's largest workers' compensation insurance firms, with multiple offices nationwide and a large number of remote employees who telecommute, or travel often, to the company's headquarters in Lansing, Michigan. While using traditional video conferencing tools has been helpful, the management team at AF Group realized there's oftentimes a need for remote workers to have greater presence in the office. They came across Double Robotics and, in just nine months, have saved the company $30,000 in travel costs. Double gives remote employees of AF Group a greater sense of being there when they're not -- without having to spend the money on traditional travel. Watch their story below.

 

"The Robot Changing School for Students with Disabilities" by NBC News

Maeve is a second-grader at P.S. 158 in New York City. She suffers from muscular atrophy, which severely hinders her ability to move. Because of her condition, Maeve isn't always able to attend school in person. Thanks to help from the New York City Department of Education and Double Robotics, Maeve has been using Double for over a year and never misses a beat in school. We're honored to be a part of Maeve's story and provide a way for her to attend school. The power of telepresence is limitless!

Watch her story here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/the-robot-changing-school-for-students-with-disabilities-819143235773

Lindamood-Bell Deploys 70 Doubles in Largest Deployment Yet

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a leading education services agency that provides professional development and best practices for teachers, has deployed 70 telepresence robots from Double Robotics in the largest deployment of Double Robotics to date. 

Traditionally, a Lindamood-Bell staff member would travel onsite to a school and embed him/herself in the community by living there full-time, from anywhere between six months to a few years. Now, rather than sending a person, Lindamood-Bell sends a Double, allowing staff members to visit schools anywhere in the world, from Colorado to Alaska to Honduras, without having to spend the time or money associated with physical travel. Double allows Lindamood-Bell to provide the same high-quality instruction in a more efficient and cost-effective way. With Double, Lindamood-Bell employees to have greater flexibility to visit multiple sites per day or per week, all while saving the school thousands of dollars per year.

Watch their story here:


Guest post: Top healthcare technologies that bring ease into your life

2016 is turning out to be one of the greatest years for healthcare innovation ever, with advancements in medicinal technologies, programming, and changes in how human services are controlled, both from a convenience and money related point of view. 

Here are some of the top healthcare advances of 2016:

Fake Retinas

Traditionally, an individual is characterized as visually impaired when the individual's focal vision has debased to 20/200, or the individual has lost periphery vision with the object that he sees less than 20 degrees outside of focal vision. Typical vision is 20/20, and individuals can, as a rule, see up to 90 degrees with their periphery vision. An expected 1.1 million individuals in the United States alone are considered visually impaired.

This has prompted organizations to build up an advanced and exquisite arrangement planned to reestablish vision for individuals who lost their sight because of degenerative retinal sicknesses. The scaled down Nano Retina gadget, the NR600 Implant, replaces the usefulness of the harmed photoreceptor cells and makes the electrical stimulus required to initiate the stability of the retinal cells. NR600 is comprised of two segments: a small-scale implantable chip and an arrangement of eyeglasses worn by the patient. Together, these two technologies can allow an individual to see again.

Lights that Disinfect and Kill Bacteria

Hospitals are, ironically enough, known for their bacteria and infection filled environments. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has built an innovation utilizing noticeable light that persistently purifies the environment and reinforces your present disease aversion endeavors.

The 405nm transmitted from this piece of technology, reflects off of dividers and surfaces, entering destructive small scale life forms. The light targets happening atoms called porphyrins that exist inside microscopic organisms. The light is consumed, and the energized atoms produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) inside the cell. 405nm makes a synthetic response inside the cell, like the impacts of decay. The Reactive Oxygen Species destroys the microscopic organisms, keeping them from re-populating the space.

While all of the above-mentioned advancements require some physical presence, the following are even more high-tech because they allow medical progression even without a healthcare practitioner being present in person.

Telepresence

Telepresence robots, such as Double, made by Burlingame, Calif.-based Double Robotics, empowers officials, doctors, experts, patients, and suppliers to meet, discuss, and make choices even while being hundreds or thousands of miles away from one another. Using telepresence decreases the requirement for incessant travel, empowering individuals to perform more in the same measure of time – without the anxiety and fatigue connected with travel. With Double, anyone can quite literally be somewhere that they couldn't otherwise be in person, and the connection is seamless. Healthcare officials can also train groups quicker, receive new conventions more productively, and assist in conveying enhanced social insurance scope to satellite and remote areas.

Tooth Regeneration

A study from Harvard University effectively utilized low-controlled lasers to actuate immature microorganisms and animate the development of teeth in rats and human dental tissue in a lab. Stem cells are not like ordinary cells. They have the remarkable capacity to duplicate and change into a wide range of sorts of cells in the body. They repair tissues by partitioning consistently either as another undifferentiated organism or as a cell with a more particular occupation, for example, a red platelet, a skin cell, or a muscle cell.

With tooth re-growth, dentures and dental inserts may soon turn into a relic of times gone by. Undifferentiated organism examination is making it conceivable to regrow your missing teeth!

This is a truly necessary medicinal headway, particularly considering that by the age of 74, at least 26% of grown-ups have lost the greater part of their permanent teeth.

All of these advancements show how health systems are starting to embrace technological assistance in certain things which makes for a stronger framework and a massive overall improvement in our healthcare system as well.

Blog post courtesy of ReviewsBee.com 


Wowl captures 360 video with Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly

Wowl, a creative video production studio specializing in content creation for virtual reality, tested Double Robotics' all-new 360 Camera Dolly to capture beautiful, lake-side 360 video. The studio, based in Switzerland, has worked with companies such as the Swiss Tech Association, Autodesk and Swatch, to create innovate VR concepts and videos. Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly is the latest tool the studio has employed to create stunning visuals for virtual reality and 360 video. 

Video courtesy of Wowl (http://www.wowl.ch/).

Double Robotics Introduces 360 Camera Dolly with Universal 360 Camera Mount

DOUBLE ROBOTICS INTRODUCES 360 CAMERA DOLLY WITH UNIVERSAL 360 CAMERA MOUNT

First-of-its-kind Robotic Camera Dolly & Mount to Take Virtual Reality to the Next Level

Burlingame, Calif. - June 1, 2016 - Double Robotics today unveiled its 360 Camera Dolly with Universal 360 Camera Mount, the world’s first remotely controlled, robotic VR dolly. A project of Double Labs, the company’s internal research and development team, the 360 Camera Dolly with Universal 360 Camera Mount leverages the existing technology of the iconic Double telepresence robot base and can hold any 360 camera up to five pounds. An iPhone 6 (or earlier) or an iPod Touch is required to enable the remote driving feature.

“The 360 Camera Dolly with Universal 360 Camera Mount is a great solution for 360 filmmakers who wish to expand on their approach and begin filming in a more creative way, without any crew getting in the frame,” said David Cann, co-founder and CEO of Double Robotics. “Built on technology that people already love, the 360 Camera Dolly is a game-changer for filmmaking.”

The 360 Camera Dolly and Universal 360 Camera Mount is an expansion of the Double platform. The attachable aircraft-grade aluminum 360 Camera Mount attaches to the Double base using an industry standard ¼”-20 bolt. An iPhone is secured in the mount and the camera operator can drive Double wirelessly from behind the scenes via LTE/4G, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth.

Pricing & Availability

  • The 360 Camera Dolly with Universal 360 Camera Mount will be available online (www.doublerobotics.com) immediately, with shipping starting on June 15.

  • The full set of the 360 Camera Dolly, which includes the Double telepresence robot base, the Universal 360 Camera Mount, and the Pelican Travel Case is available at $3,000 USD.

  • The Universal 360 Camera Mount is also sold separately at $249.

About Double Robotics

Double Robotics is the creator of Double, the world’s leading telepresence robot. Double is an iPad-based robot that gives people a physical presence at work or in school when they can’t be there in person. Founded in 2012 and a graduate of the startup accelerator Y Combinator, Double Robotics is a privately-held technology company headquartered in Burlingame, California. Visit www.doublerobotics.com for more information.

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Media Contact

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Double Robotics

sara@doublerobotics.com

408-396-3874  



Guest Post: Mattermark

Mattermark collects and organizes comprehensive information on the world’s fastest growing companies.

Our company has grown from 35 to over 50 employees in the past year. With the growth, we have started to have a few remote employees. The more time our employees spent working remote, the more everyone became frustrated communicating across distance. We tried to host meetings using simple tools like Google Hangouts or conference rooms with a speakerphone.  The audio quality was terrible. At first, the remote employees would tell us in headquarters they couldn’t hear, but eventually they just started to give up on interrupting the flow of the meeting. It was clear that if we didn’t do something, we were going to give up on having remote workers.

In early 2016, we took the plunge and bought a Double Robot for our San Francisco headquarters. Right away, we started to notice a difference.  The first “aha” moment for me came in our weekly engineering meeting. Someone had stepped to the whiteboard in our headquarters to start drawing an architecture diagram. Previously, we were connecting with the team using Google Hangouts, and no one in the conference room would think to reposition the laptop’s video camera to look away from the conference table and towards the whiteboard. With the Double, it was easy for our Seattle office employees to just turn the camera and see what was being drawn on the whiteboard.  Under our old Google Hangouts approach, they would have just given up on seeing what was on the whiteboard.

A few weeks later, I was out on a sick day. I had a quick question for one of our data analysts, but she wasn’t paying attention to Slack. I really needed an answer to make progress on a project, and previously i would have been relatively helpless to do anything about it. I realized, “Oh I can just drive the Double Robot over to her desk and see if she’s around.” Sure enough, after a few minutes rolling across the office I found her and got the answer I needed. This is a big deal for us, because we really dislike it when people still recovering from a cold or flu come into the office trying to show off their work ethic while making everyone else sick. The Double Robot gives them a bit more encouragement that they can work remote an extra day while they finish recovering.

These are just two of the many ways that our Double Robot helps has build a great remote work experience. We’re excited to keep finding more ways to use it.

Blog post & video courtesy of Kevin Morrill, co-founder & CTO, Mattermark