Alice Telecom by Eric Steigelman

Alice Telcom is a telepresence robot. She is capable of 
transmitting video and audio over the Internet or an Intranet.
For example, if you set Alice down at an office building in 
California, the remote administer can connect to Alice from
any computer in the world that has access to the Internet. 
Once the robot and administrator are connected, the
administrator can control the robot's camera, which in turn 
allows him/her to view whatís going on in the office building
and visa versa. In addition to video, the administrator can 
talk into a hands-free headset and the admin's voice
transmits over the Internet to the robot which then projects 
through the robotís speakers to simulate real time
communication. The objective is to successfully emulate a 
physical presence in the building without actually having to be

How it works:

CPUís Pentium based ATX computer system 
Video Multi-axis webcamera
Audio Teleconference mic and speakers
Communications Wireless radio Ethernet 
Batteries 2 lead acid 
Run Time 6 hrs 
Motor 2 high torque, 12 VDC servo motors 
Drive 2-wheel synchronous


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