iRobot's Ava robot uses a tablet as its main user interface. This means it can be operated by a touch screen, but it also means that iRobot can leverage the capabilities of the tablet, including an Internet connection, camera, and microphone. The company wants to test Ava for remote presence applications in hospitals, allowing a doctor to remotely diagnose patients or do rounds with the robot. Seen here is Ava software engineer Clement Wong on Ava's tablet.
April 30, 2012 11:06 AM PDT
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