National Robotics Week 2017
The eighth annual National Robotics Week is April 8-16, 2017. Robotics is an important part of a STEM curriculum, so find out how you can support robotics in your community. For more information about National Robotics Week, go to: http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/. You should also visit First Robotics if you are interested in forming robotics teams in your local schools: https://www.firstinspires.org/.
We hope that 2016 was a good year for you and may 2017 be rewarding and productive.
This summer was spent optimizing the Cliente’s software and hardware. Currently we are soliciting feedback from select potential commercial customers so that we can choose an initial market to focus on. If you are in the Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA area and would like to demo the Cliente, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NY TechDay 2016
We had a great time at NY TechDay on April 21 and the crowd was awesome! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to learn about telepresence robots and the new Cliente(TM).
National Robotics Week 2016
The seventh annual National Robotics Week is being held April 2-10. National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology. For more information about National Robotics Week, go to: http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/.
TechDay New York
RoboMetrix will be exhibiting at TechDay New York on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Stop by to meet us and see our robots in action!
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Place: Pier 94, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY
More info: https://techdayhq.com/new-york
Max-II is now Cliente
We have named our newest robot "Cliente"(TM) which is an Italian word for "visitor." It's still a prototype, but very close to our final design specs. Check out the video on our home page and send us your contact information if you would like to receive updates on Cliente's progress.
It's been a while, but our Minis are sold out and we're making progress on our newest platform, known as Max-II for now. While it's taking longer than we planned, we think the results so far are worth the wait!
Spring Clearance Sale
VisitorBot Mini by RoboMetrix is the most affordable telepresence robot. We're clearing our inventory of Minis to make way for the next model. Get yours before they are gone: Minis
2/26/2015 - We have redesigned our Max telepresence robot to make it less expensive and easier to manufacture. It is in the mid-prototype stage where we are finalizing dimensions, features and power and we expect to have a finished prototype later this year. Meanwhile, look for updates on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/robometrix).
Companies to Watch
1/22/2015 - The Pennsylvania technology newsletter Keystone Edge featured RoboMetrix as one of 18 Pennsylvania companies to watch in 2015! It's the lead article this week at www.keystoneedge.com.
11/21/2014 - Our holiday sale begins! Minis in red/black and clear are now $249 and wood Minis are $295. US shipping is free and shipping to other locations is a flat $20. Minis are a great gift idea for friends and family who live far away, for gadget junkies/techno-nerds, for students interested in robotics, for telecommuters and for anyone who wants to monitor their home via the internet. Sale ends January 31, 2015.
First App is Ready
8/29/2014 - The RoboMetrix Android mobile app is now available in the Google Play Store. Simply type "RoboMetrix" in to the store's search bar and you should see the screen below. Follow the download instructions, go into the settings and change the command tone length to "200." The "audio off" and "forward-reverse off" commands may not work on older Minis because they have different Arduino software from the newest ones. We will make the newest software available on this site soon.
Our Mobile Apps
7/9/2014 - We've been developing mobile apps to make it easier to control our robots. So far, Android and Windows 8 mobile versions are finished and should be uploaded to Google Play and Windows Phone Store soon. These apps aren't needed if you are controlling our robots using Skype on a desktop or laptop computer where the Skype keypad is available. However, if you are using FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Skype on a mobile device, you need a source of DTMF tones for robot control. You can use any DTMF app with a phone keypad screen, but as you can see below, our apps use icons, making it easier to select the right command. We'll keep you updated on our progress.
National Robotics Week
4/5/2014 - The fifth annual National Robotics Week is being held April 5-13. National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology. Headed by founder and lead organizer iRobot, you can help celebrate by:
Attending a FIRST Robotics competition near you. Go to http://www.usfirst.org/ to learn more.
Starting a FIRST Robotics team in your local school, or volunteering to help an existing team. You don’t have to be an engineer or programmer to lend a hand. Teams need help with fundraising, marketing, logistics, food and more. Go to http://www.usfirst.org/ to learn more.
Buying a Lego Mindstorms kit so you can build and program robots with your kids. These kits have continued to evolve and are well worth their price. In addition to the included project ideas, there are many clever versions on line from fans of the kits.
For more information about National Robotics Week, go to: http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/.
RoboMetrix Demonstrates at PETE&C
2/11/2014 - RoboMetrix demonstrated its VisitorBots at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference. We had the chance to talk with educators about how they might use our telepresence robots in the classroom or as robotic teching tools in industrial arts classes and technology clubs. Thanks to Andy Petroski from Harrisburg University for inviting us!
VisitorBot Mini is Now Available
2/5/2014 - RoboMetrix is now offering the VisitorBot Mini on our website. The price is $295 and it includes a charger. You provide a smartphone with a front camera or an iPod Touch 5 and it's ready to go. Achieve the power of telepresence!
RoboMetrix Helps Launch HWTrek
12/4/2013 - HWTrek is a site like Kickstarter, but only for hardware projects. It also can help companies with product design, engineering and manufacturing, unlike other crowd funding sites.
On HWTrek, you can reserve one of our VisitorBot Minis for Christmas! This is one gift that the tech person on your list will love. It's the gift that gives the power of being in two places at once in one small, easy to use package. Works with any smartphone (with a front camera) or iPod Touch 5. These Minis are available until Friday, January 3, 2014. Go to http://www.hwtrek.com/projects/be-in-two-places-at-once4/18
RoboMetrix was the Latest Winner in Ben Franklin's TechCelerator Program
10/13/2013 - We survived our startup boot camp experience and came back a winner! Our thanks to Ben Franklin Technology Partners for a great experience and first prize. You can read all about it at http://cnp.benfranklin.org/newsroom/bftp-news/ben-franklins-techceleratorhershey-announces-latest-winner/
RoboMetrix Exhibits at Old Dominion University
10/3/2013 - We were invited to participate in a technology showcase at Old Dominion University on October 3. The showcase included the latest immersive 3-D learning, advanced interfaces, and telepresence robotic technologies. We traveled 600 miles and met lots of nice people!
Kickstarter of the Week
7/29/2013 - Product Design and Development featured our Kickstarter campaign and produced a video to go with the article. Read about it here: http://www.pddnet.com/articles/2013/07/be-two-places-once-visitorbot. Thanks folks!