Double Robotics

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Double Robotics is a technology startup company that produces iPad-based telepresence robots called Double and Double2.[1][2][3] Double, which resembles a Segway PT,[4] has a price of $2,499.

The robot uses gyroscope and accelerometer sensors in its base, and can be controlled with a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.[5]

Double Robotics received seed funding from Y Combinator. Johnson & Johnson and The Coca-Cola Company are testing Double and seven Fortune 500 companies have preordered. Preorders total over $500,000.[1] Customer deliveries began February 2013.[6]

As of January 2017, the company claims about 8000 robots being sold since 2013.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Alyson Shontell (Aug 22, 2012). "A Robotics Startup Is Putting An iPad On A Segway And Selling It For $2,499". Business Insider. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ Mack, Eric (2011-10-17). "Double Robotics builds 'body' for iPad videoconferencing | Crave - CNET". News.cnet.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  3. ^ Bilton, Nick (2012-08-18). "'Double' Turns the iPad Into a Telepresence Robot - NYTimes.com". Mountain View (Calif): Bits.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  4. ^ Chris O'Brien (2013-02-01). "Macworld: Double Robotics + iPad = Never leave your house again - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "This Selfie-Robot Could Be the Next War Correspondent". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Telepresence robots: Your alter ego on wheels". The Economist. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Double Robotics says it has sold 8,000 robots and generated $20 million in sales since 2013 | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Ken Yeung". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 

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