Everyone, it seems, wants to build a telepresence robot that moves. Revolve Robotics, however, wants to build a telepresence robot that doesn't break the bank.
Suddenly, telepresence robots are the hottest gadgets that don't fit in your hand. Double Robotics blew the lid of the category just a month or so ago, I'll be checking out a Vancouver startup's new product next week, and a number of other pitches are hitting my inbox.
Double Robotics, the Y Combinator grad which created probably the best-looking telepresence robots on the planet, announced a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics today -- and the fact that Double has already sold 600 units of its first model for $1.2 million in pre-sales to 24 universities and 17 Fortune 500 companies.