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Meetup - A Robot In Every Home

From: Fred N.
Sent on: Monday, August 16, 2010 6:38 PM
Dear Members,

My name is Fred Nikgohar and I started the Meetup Group: A Robot In Every Home!

I want to ping everyone to find a suitable time for all of us to meet. Before I do that however, I'd like to give you a bit of background...

I am founder and CEO of RoboDynamics ( For the past three years, we've commercialized a telepresence robots that sells primarily to businesses. The robot is an Avatar and enables a remote user to participate remotely in office activities. If you've seen the movie Avatar, you already understand the concept. Our robot, TiLR, cost about $10k and doesn't really look like a robot... it does not inspire the emotional connection we each have with "robots". It is also prohibitively expensive for consumers... ALL THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

In the coming months, I will be publishing a Robotics Manifesto, where I will discuss the current challenges of Consumer Companion Robots, and provide a roadmap for putting a robot in every home within a decade. I started this Meetup group in the hopes of finding other passionate and dedicated individuals who share a similar vision... and to share with you what I'm working on commercially. This group will be privy to seven years of my work... well ahead of any public announcements.

I'd like to setup a meeting sometime in the second half of September. Since this is a relatively small group, please advise with some time slots that would work for you.

Meanwhile, I encourage everyone to contact me with any questions, comments, and/or concerns. I can be reached directly at [address removed].


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