Double Robotics To Be Featured on ABC's The Bachelor!

Double Robotics will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Bachelor, currently celebrating its milestone 20th season. The episode will feature a special group date where several lucky ladies will test their love and compatibility using the Double Robotic product with the newest Bachelor, Ben Higgins.  This episode is scheduled to air Monday, January 11th, 2016, at 8/7c on ABC.

Ben Higgins, the handsome software salesman who was sent home by Kaitlyn Bristowe last season on The Bachelorette, confessed to Kaitlyn that he thought he was “unloveable.” Even so, he saw a great life with her, only to have his hopes dashed and his heart broken when he was left without a rose. Now, Ben is ready to open himself up again to love, but he still has lingering fears. He will attempt to put his heartbreak behind him and overcome those fears when he stars as the Bachelor and searches for his one true love. Follow Ben’s search for his soul mate in the milestone 20th season of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelor, Mondays (8:00–10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to be featured on ABC’s The Bachelor,” said David Cann, co-founder and CEO of Double Robotics. “It’s amazing to see primetime television shows interested in featuring innovative technologies, and we’re excited to be part of it.”

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.

ABOUT THE BACHELOR

On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of beautiful women, gradually narrowing the field as he continues his search for his soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if he has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. For more information on The Bachelor, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor.


Double Robotics Introduces Double 2

DOUBLE ROBOTICS INTRODUCES DOUBLE 2

Next Generation of Double Robotics Marks the Most Advanced Telepresence Robot Yet

Burlingame, Calif., January 6, 2016 - Double Robotics, creator of Double, the telepresence robot, today unveiled Double 2, the all-new model of its internationally-acclaimed telepresence robot. The new Double includes Lateral Stability Control, Power Drive, and Camera Kit, which are designed to increase spatial awareness for the driver and enhance the overall driving experience.

“The unveiling of Double 2 marks our deep commitment to our customers to make their experience with Double Robotics the best it can be,” said David Cann, co-founder and CEO at Double Robotics. “The three new features are a direct result of customer feedback. Our mission is to enable all types of remote experiences, and the introduction of Double 2 will help us work toward that goal.”

Lateral Stability Control

Double 2 introduces a transformative, patent-pending technology called Lateral Stability Control that allows drivers to traverse common office or classroom obstacles without losing balance. Lateral Stability Control is a shock absorption mechanism and advanced software algorithm that enables Double to maintain stability while crossing over cords, bumps, or a change in flooring.

Power Drive

Drivers can now go up to 80 percent faster than normal driving speed when Power Drive is enabled. By simply holding the Shift key, Double 2 can cruise at an average indoor walking speed of 1.6 miles per hour, an increase from 0.9 miles per hour on the first generation Double.

Camera Kit

The visual experience on Double 2 is even better with the all-new Camera Kit accessory. Camera Kit is an attachable camera with a 150-degree wide-angle lens that increases field-of-view by 70 percent on both sides. Along with a wide-angle lens, there will now be always-on Floor View, so drivers can see exactly what’s in front of them at all times. Photos will now be taken with a 5 megapixel HD camera, compared to the standard 1.2 megapixel camera.

Pricing & Availability

  • Double 2 and Camera Kit are available for order worldwide today, with same-day shipping available in some locations. Double 2 remains at the same price of $2,499 and Camera Kit is available at $249.

  • Double 2 and Camera Kit will be available in the US and through the company’s twenty-four authorized distributors worldwide.

  • Double Robotics will offer a package deal to include Double 2, Charging Dock, Audio Kit, and Camera Kit for $2,999.

  • Double Robotics is introducing the Loyalty Pricing Program by offering a 10 percent discount on Double 2 to all current customers, through February 29, 2016.

Another successful ISTE for the books!

Last week, we ventured to Philadelphia for ISTE, the annual education tech expo and conference hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education. We had a great time speaking with educators around the world and telling them about how our innovative technology is a game-changer in the classroom. Special thanks to our distribution partners ESSDACK & Symbaloo!

Till next year, ISTE!


Double at Seats2meet in Utrecht, Netherlands

Niels Schuddeboom has written a blog about his experience with using a Double. For the majority of his life, he's been in a wheel chair. Although he's still able to get around, he thinks the Double brings on a new "naturalness in contact". 

"I had the feeling that I was really part of the group. When someone said something, I could turn toward that person and, during our dialogue in the midst of a collection of lively conversations, we could move aside a little so as to better understand each other. Just as you would in reality. By moving the arrow up and down on my Mac’s keyboard, the Double came to life in Leuven and slowly, but surely, moved to the other side of the classroom.  moved myself to the other side of the classroom. What a blast of fresh air!"

To read the rest of it, please click here.



Student's senior project helps home-bound students attend school

Jake McEwen has decided to dedicate his senior project to home-bound students, like Jasmine Fatmi, an eight grader at Sebasticook Valley Middle School in Newport. With the help of a Double, he hopes to give them the chance to experience the school day with friends, which they’ve never had before. 

The project will give home-bound students another outlook, outside of their homes’ four walls, being a part of the community and essentially learning beside their peers.

“Any student who comes to the district now, they don’t just have to be home-schooled now, they’ll actually be able to go to class with their friends,” says McEwen.

To see the full article, please follow this link

Bon Secours Medical Center Uses Double Robotics to Visit Patients

Dr. Robert Lancey is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Virginia. He demonstrates how he uses his Double, visiting his patients and making his rounds around the hospital. Dr. Lancey uses his Double to visit his patients post surgery to check up on them and see how they are doing. Using his iPhone, Dr. Lancey is able to connect to patients whenever he wants.

“I used it initially to try it out and see how it worked. Now I use it frequently, almost every night, for a fresh post-operative patient who has just come out of the operating room. It gives me a little bit of peace of mind.” … “The patients recognize my face and usually burst into a big smile.”

Audio Kit Pre-Orders Have Begun Shipping

Just a quick note – we began shipping Audio Kits to pre-order customers on Tuesday. We're about half way through the pre-order list. They're being assembled locally in California, so we're getting more every day for the next week.

However, we've had so many pre-orders that we've sold out the first batch of parts. The second batch of parts is already underway and will arrive in 3-6 weeks. We're expediting them as much as possible. New Audio Kit orders will ship in March.