tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Double Robotics Blog 2021-07-22T15:13:40Z Double Robotics tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1521004 2020-03-17T19:12:45Z 2021-01-22T17:07:48Z Continuing Operations

Double Robotics is located in the Bay Area of California, where the local governments have ordered many business close until at least April 7th, 2020. However, they have explicitly defined one of the Essential Business types as:

Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home


We are hearing from customers every day that Double helps them work from home, including in elderly homes and hospitals, and that our product is needed now more than ever. Much of our team is working from home (support, sales, R&D), but our small assembly team has agreed to continue operations and adhere to strict social distancing. We work in a large warehouse space that gives everyone ample distance from one another.

We will continue shipping backorders as quickly as possible. If you have an order in our queue and you can wait a little longer (e.g. your office or school is temporarily closed), please let us know, so we can ship to other customers with urgent needs first. There are some urgent orders that we are choosing to prioritize.

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1485794 2019-12-05T21:34:00Z 2021-04-29T12:05:06Z Double 3 Test Drive and Shipping Update

The first Double 3 units will be shipping out next week! The team is working hard through to holidays to ensure that every customer with an order receives their robot as soon as possible. Thank you again for your patience.

You can now remotely test drive Double 3! Try Click to Drive, Pan–Tilt–Zoom, and obstacle avoidance. Contact us to schedule an appointment: sales@doublerobotics.com

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1469095 2019-10-23T00:11:52Z 2020-10-27T20:33:06Z Double 3 Shipping Update

To our customers, 

Thank you again for your order of Double 3. We know that you’ve been waiting for your Double 3 Full Set or Head-only Upgrade to ship out for the last few weeks. Our team is working to ramp up production as quickly as possible, but we’re experiencing longer than expected lead times on certain components, which has pushed out our shipping schedule.

We do not have an exact ETA for when your unit will be shipped or delivered, but given the information we know at this time from our suppliers, shipping will begin in November. New orders today should ship sometime in December.

We have not started shipping Double 3 to any customers at this time, so you will be among the first to receive the new robot.

We appreciate your patience.


The Team at Double

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1448885 2019-08-27T13:00:05Z 2021-01-28T08:03:01Z Double Robotics Introduces Double 3

New self-driving robot provides telecommuters and distance learners with high resolution, mixed-reality, mobile video chat.

Learn more at doublerobotics.com

Burlingame, Calif. - August 27, 2019 - Double Robotics today unveiled Double 3, the newest robot to increase productivity of remote workers and distance learners with self-driving and a completely new mixed-reality driver’s interface.  

The new Double hardware ditches the iPad and replaces it with a fully-integrated solution using the latest GPU technology in the Nvidia Jetson TX2, two Intel RealSense depth sensors, two high resolution cameras, and a beamforming microphone array.  The new hardware is combined with a new click-to-drive interface, obstacle avoidance, and pan/tilt/zoom video, to provide a fully-immersive remote experience to seasoned users as well as complete beginners.

“Double 3 represents a massive leap in technology for offices and schools, and it finally incorporates all of the top requests from our customers into one seamless, elegant solution,” said David Cann, co-founder and CEO at Double Robotics.


An array of 3D sensors enables Double 3 to understand its environment, where it's safe to drive, and how to divert around obstacles to reach the destination. Obstacle avoidance means that completely untrained drivers can drive Double 3 without fear of bumping into walls or people. 

Click-to-Drive Interface 

Dots are drawn on the floor where Double 3 can safely drive. The driver can click anywhere on the floor and the robot will go there, avoiding obstacles along the way. 

Mixed Reality Video 

Mixed Reality is like Augmented Reality, except virtual 3D objects are added into the video stream, and they look like they are placed in the real world. They help you understand what your Double can see, and they highlight important waypoints and objects of interest, such as the Charging Dock. 

Unified Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras 

Two 13 Megapixel cameras provide an ultra wide field of view and multiple levels of zoom. The cameras can physically tilt up and down, which is helpful for reading papers on a desk or zooming into a specific point. 

Improving Upon Double 2

Double 3 is fully integrated hardware, and no longer requires an iPad, like previous generations of Double.  Other features include an array of six microphones to help the driver hear people from farther away, and user-replaceable silicone rubber trim pieces with 5 colors available.  A developer API is available to allow custom applications to be written for Double.

Pricing & Availability

  • Double 3 is available for order worldwide today, and the first batch of units will begin shipping late September. A package including Double 3 and the Charging Dock is priced at $3999 USD.  

  • Double 3 will be available in the US and through the company’s twelve authorized distributors worldwide. 

  • The new Double 3 Head is backwards compatible with Double 2 robot bases, and existing customers can purchase just the Head for $1999.

About Double Robotics

Double Robotics is the creator of Double, the world’s leading telepresence robot. Double is an two-wheeled, self-driving robot that gives people a physical presence at work or in school when they can’t be there in person. Founded in 2012 and a graduate of the startup accelerator Y Combinator, Double Robotics is a privately-held technology company headquartered in Burlingame, California. Visit www.doublerobotics.com for more information.


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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1397062 2019-04-11T18:42:55Z 2019-04-25T01:56:24Z Double Guest Stars on Modern Family (again!)

Double first appeared on Modern Family in 2015 when Phil wanted to be in two places at once. Double returned to the series last night in Season 10 Episode 20 "Can't Elope" to enable Phil's dad to attend an impromptu wedding!

The episode is available online today: https://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1318722 2018-09-05T19:40:39Z 2021-04-29T12:05:23Z Virtual Simulations in Online Nursing Education: Align With Quality Matters

Kathleen Huun has authored an excellent article about virtual simulation in online nursing programs. Over the last 2.5 years, Huun has implemented a total of 16 robots for the undergraduate nursing simulation programs at Indiana State School of Nursing. Here's the abstract:

Simulation has become commonplace yet must be expanded for distance/online nursing students. Evidence-based simulation entities (e-simulations, video simulation, and telepresence simulation) provide asynchronous and synchronous options. For quality assurance, the selected modality is best when aligned with Quality Matters (QM™) standards in the form of component design standards for ease of student and faculty use. A variety of simulation modalities are reviewed for component (simulation) design to provide high-quality simulation aligned with course design, delivery, and objectives for online/distance nursing students.

The article is published in the Volume 22, September 2018 of the Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal. Huun will be presenting at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2018 in Portugal this month.

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1281608 2018-05-08T18:24:42Z 2020-09-01T22:30:43Z U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches Agreement with Hudson Public Schools Regarding use of Classroom “Robot”

BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office entered into a Voluntary Compliance Agreement today with Hudson Public Schools regarding its obligations to ensure effective communication for students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   

The agreement addresses how the auxiliary aids and services provisions of the ADA can be used in a school to enable a student with a disability to use remote technology to effectively communicate with other students and teachers and to participate in classroom instruction and other school activities. Specifically, the student had requested to use a “robot” device capable of seeing, hearing and moving around the classroom under the student’s remote control, allowing the student to be able to communicate with teachers and students and participate in interactive classwork.

Continue reading at justice.gov

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1258240 2018-03-07T20:49:25Z 2021-03-09T16:40:05Z Maryland Department of Education Allocates $360,000 for Remote Classroom Technology

New Technology Grants Will Help School Systems Serve Vulnerable Student Population

‘Peyton’s Law’ Paves Way for Remote Classroom Technology Statewide

BALTIMORE—A new program will bring important educational technology to all 24 Maryland school systems.

The Hogan Administration has authorized the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to process $15,000 technology grants for each local school system. The program, a product of Peyton’s Law, which was signed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2017, will provide funds to systems for the purchase of remote classroom technology. The devices will allow students unable to attend class for extended periods to remain connected to their educational programs.

The first student in Maryland to use remote classroom technology is believed to be Peyton Walton, a Montgomery County student who used a telepresence robot while she was receiving radiation therapy to treat a rare type of cancer. While the robot Peyton used was paid for by her classmates and community members, the new grant should allow each county to purchase four robots according to fiscal estimates.

Go to the Maryland Department of Education News Room

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1213026 2017-12-08T05:36:32Z 2020-09-01T22:30:54Z Ricoh experiments with Double and their 180-degree stereo camera

At the International Robot Exhibition 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, Ricoh showed a prototype of their 180-degree stereo camera system mounted on Double. While this isn't integrated with Double software, it's a great example of engineers experimenting with the Double platform and inventing the future.

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1208915 2017-11-28T01:02:56Z 2021-07-22T15:13:40Z Double in Geisinger Health System

Geisinger Health System is partnering with Apple to introduce technology at each step of the patient's experience. In the video below, Double rolls in around 1:40 and highlights how they enable patients with chronic conditions to connect with the outside world.

To support the use of Doubles within the health system, Jeff Kay of CSIU and a physician at Geisinger collaborated on a research paper detailing how telepresence robots benefit hospital-bound children:

Mobile Robotic Telepresence Solutions for the Education of Hospitalized Children

About Geisinger: Geisinger is a physician-led healthcare system headquartered in Danville, PA. Their team of 30,000 employees across 13 hospital campuses serves a network of 583,000 plan members in the Eastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey area.

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1197723 2017-10-12T06:07:57Z 2020-03-11T17:23:06Z Behind the Scenes at the Guggenheim (360 Video)

CNN produced a great 360 video behind the scenes of the newest exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Double 360 Camera Dolly was used in a few shots to help bring motion to otherwise stationary shots.

Watch on CNN.com

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1182225 2017-08-09T22:04:09Z 2019-05-28T08:06:26Z Introducing Fleet Management

Essential tools for telepresence admins.

Scheduling, Security, and Reporting.

We are happy to announce that Fleet Management is now available for all customers to try free for 14 days! These tools have been in beta testing for a while now and they have become essential to rolling out and managing fleets of 2 or more robots.

Fleet Management delivers on the most requested features from customers over the past year. Robot admins are absolutely loving it – and now is your chance to try it too!

Robot Reservations

Now you can share your robots with people throughout your organization and issue Visitor Passes to temporary drivers from one central dashboard on the web. Learn More

User Access Control

Remotely manage access to each robot on a per-user basis. You can easily onboard new users with mass email invitations, magic email domain (everyone @yourcompany.com), and Single Sign-On (SSO). Learn More

Call Log Reporting

Ensure that audit and compliance requirements are met with the use of the Call Log reporting feature. Learn More

Try Fleet Management Now

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tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1151190 2017-05-03T17:00:00Z 2018-01-29T05:53:43Z Double Robotics featured on the latest episode of Angie Tribeca!

Double Robotics was featured on the latest episode of Angie Tribeca on TBS Network! In this episode, titled "Turn Me On, Geils," a roboticist is found dead and Angie Tribeca and her partner Jay Geils question the only person who has any insight -- the roboticist's assistant, Vanessa -- who takes a liking to Geils. Check out the episode (Season 3, Episode 4) on Amazon Video or Hulu!

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1149933 2017-04-27T22:12:06Z 2018-01-29T05:53:43Z Study Shows Using Telepresence Robots is as Effective as Being There

A new study from University of Zurich and University of Leipzig found that utilizing mobile remote presence technologies (MRP) amongst a distributed team creates the same effect as working with team members in-person. The study, led by Dr. Erik Wende of University of Zurich, involved monitoring the mobile remote presence system for a distributed team based in Germany over a 12-month period. They concluded that, after an adjustment period, the local and remote team members worked as if they were together in-person.  

“As Lee et al. (2011) found, the MRP system enabled a broad range of meeting types and supported encounters that otherwise would not have happened [6]. The effect of physical embodiment increased feelings of social presence—contrary to the prior skepticism of users [6, 9]. After an initial adjustment period, users were able to interact almost as if they were located together, with no significant downsides. The MRP system was found to support teamwork and collaboration similar to that of a co-located team.”

"Most significantly, we identified that the level of social interaction supported by an MRP is heavily influenced by the usage arrangements. This is particularly in terms of meeting location and scheduling. The practical measures proposed in this research offer strategies for implementing MRP to overcome the issue of conversations in virtual teams being overly task-focused, to the detriment of relational links between team members [40]."

Study courtesy of Dr. Erik Wende, University of Zurich, and Prof. Rainer Alt, University of Leipzig

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1147850 2017-04-20T18:12:52Z 2021-07-21T03:41:25Z Guest Post: A Telepresence Robot that Augments Human Abilities

Toppan, a Japan-based global printing company, and Rekimoto Lab of the University of Tokyo recently introduced their research collaboration on IoA, the Internet of Abilities. IoA is a concept proposed by Professor Jun Rekimoto which focuses on augmenting human abilities beyond the constraints of time and space. Initial experiments on remote telepresence featured Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly. The team successfully captured immersive 360 video and projected it onto a remote dome, Jackin Stadium, for sharing the experience with multiple persons. 

Guest post & video courtesy of Toppan and Rekimoto Lab of the University of Tokyo

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1146295 2017-04-13T22:56:00Z 2018-08-29T00:30:13Z Middle School Students Come Up with Plan to Purchase a Double

Homebound students at Sycamore Middle School in Cheatham County, Tennessee will never miss a day of class again thanks to one group of fellow students. The group thought of the idea to purchase a Double after a fellow peer was out of school for an entire semester while recovering from surgery. They created and presented a compelling PowerPoint to the school board, and received a Double within three months!


tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1144279 2017-04-05T23:41:59Z 2018-03-19T13:16:45Z Double Robotics Featured in Scholastic News

Double Robotics was featured on the cover of the March 6th edition of Scholastic News! Fourth grader Grady Loper of Wisconsin has been attending school via Double due to a rare medical condition that keeps him from going to school in person. Check it out!

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1142940 2017-03-31T18:22:56Z 2018-01-29T05:53:43Z New 2017 Apple iPad Works with Double

The latest Apple iPad, boasting a 9.7-inch Retina display and 10-hour battery life, has been tested by our team and works with Double. You will notice it's the same thickness as the first generation iPad Air, but the processor and graphics run a bit faster than the iPad Air 2. 

Visit our Support page at www.support.doublerobotics.com to learn more about iPad setup and support.

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1139278 2017-03-16T19:20:44Z 2017-12-04T05:48:08Z CNN Hero, Leslie Morissette, Helps Sick Kids Stay Connected to the Classroom

Leslie Morissette, founder of Grahamtastic Connection, has been honored by CNN as a CNN Hero, for her work in providing free technology for home- or hospital-bound kids. Leslie lends telepresence technology, like Double, to ill kids so they can stay connected to their classrooms. We're honored to work with Leslie and continue providing a way for sick students to attend school.

Watch her story here.

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1138398 2017-03-14T00:16:51Z 2017-03-27T23:55:31Z Follow Up on Disclosure of Non-Critical Security Issue & Mitigation

March 13, 2017

To our customers,

On Friday, our CEO, David, sent an email disclosing a non-critical security issue and mitigation. We'd like to take the opportunity to further explain what was discovered and the steps we took following.

Rapid7 identified three potential security vulnerabilities: unauthenticated access to data, static user session management, and open Bluetooth pairing. We patched the first two as outlined below, but do not have plans to change the third. Please see below for full explanations.

1. Unauthenticated access to data: The accessible data included the robot nickname, serial number, latitude, and longitude. No other personally identifiable data was accessible – not username, email, company, password, or anything else. The initial bug report sounded worse than it was because of terms like "device installation_keys", but those are meaningless identifiers used in our system that could be published publicly without risk. Nevertheless, this data leak was patched within seven days upon Rapid7 bringing this to our attention.

2. Static user session management: There was no data leak on this one. This is simply used to keep a user logged in, similar to how users are always logged in to the Twitter and Facebook apps on their phones. As the initial bug report states, this could only be exploited by a man-in-the-middle attack, but we use industry standard TLS encryption to prevent this. We've implemented cycling of these session IDs to meet the high security requirements of our enterprise customers.

Regarding the open Bluetooth pairing question, Double is always connected to the iPad via Bluetooth and the iPad is always on and receiving charge from the base, so the connection cannot be hijacked or intercepted. The Bluetooth connection is also a very short range, so an attacker would need to be within 30-50 feet of Double (i.e. already have access to the facility) and catch it in a moment when both the iPad's battery has died, yet the robot base still has some battery left. There is also no microphone or camera accessible through Double's Bluetooth connection, so the attacker wouldn't have access to any communications. Because of this extremely low risk, we do not see the need for a pairing code.

No calls were compromised and no sensitive customer data was exposed. Double uses end-to-end encryption with WebRTC for low latency, secure video calls.

We take security very seriously and strive to make your telepresence experience with Double the very best. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions.


The Team at Double

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1135669 2017-03-03T14:00:04Z 2017-05-26T07:22:11Z Double Connects Families from Ronald McDonald House to Loved Ones Across the Country

The staff at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Edmonton, Canada, recently introduced Double Robotics to keep families connected with other loved ones while they reside at the House. Now, families from all over the country, and even the world, can stay in touch during what is often very challenging times. Check out the clip from CTV News!


tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1133984 2017-02-24T19:32:17Z 2020-03-11T17:23:39Z Western Academy of Beijing Becomes First School in China to Offer Interactive Robotic Tours

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), a leading international K-12 school based in Beijing, has become the first school in China to offer interactive, remote robotic campus tours, via Double Robotics, to allow families to get a glimpse of what it's like to attend WAB. By introducing Double Robotics, prospective students and their families can experience a true feeling of being present on campus for their school tour, no matter where they are in the world. 

Photos courtesy of Western Academy of Beijing

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1132193 2017-02-17T18:46:30Z 2017-02-17T18:46:30Z Jacob's Robot at Worthington Elementary School

What started out as an ear infection quickly turned into a mysterious illness that now keeps Jacob from attending school at Worthington Elementary School in Worthington, Ohio. Thanks to help from his fellow students, faculty members, and the Assistive Technology team at Ohio State University, Jacob is able to keep up in school via Double Robotics!

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1127734 2017-01-31T23:53:09Z 2017-01-31T23:53:10Z Double Makes It Possible for NY Student to Attend School Again

During her freshman year of high school at Forestville Central Schools in New York, then-ninth-grader Paige Whitehill suddenly developed a severe form of epilepsy, causing constant interruptions during the day for her and her classmates. Her continual seizures kept her at risk of being held back in school and that's where Double Robotics came in. Watch Paige's story here:

Video courtesy of New York State School Boards Association

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1127326 2017-01-30T20:01:58Z 2017-01-30T20:15:04Z Homebound Student Using Telepresence Featured on Bob's Burgers

A telepresence device was featured on the latest episode of Bob's Burgers! In this episode, titled "Ex Mach Tina," Tina attends school via robot due to limited mobility from a sprained ankle. 

Check out the episode for free on Hulu:


tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1126667 2017-01-27T19:01:21Z 2017-01-27T19:01:21Z Adidas Opens First 360° Concept Store in Europe Using Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly

Adidas has opened its first 360° concept store in Europe to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience for customers. This initial store, based in Stockholm, Sweden, can be toured entirely remotely via Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly. Although remote, customers can have the same experience as being there in person, thanks to the ability to view the store in complete 360 video.

Check out their website at http://www.360conceptstore.com/.

Video courtesy of ParaPix. Visit them online at http://www.parapix.se/.

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1123921 2017-01-17T18:36:53Z 2018-01-15T17:56:33Z From $2 Million to $20 Million

Double Robotics has reached an incredible point of growth. Over the past four years, we’ve seen remote workers, telecommuters, educators and IT leaders around the world recognize the the unique value of telepresence robotics and the critical role it plays in connecting offices, remote workers, and students around the world.

We’re thrilled to announce that Double Robotics has reached $20 million in sales of our internationally-acclaimed telepresence robot, Double. After graduating from Y Combinator in the summer of 2012, Double Robotics raised a seed round of under $2 million. We have not needed to raise another round since then.

While still a pre-Series A hardware startup, this is a great feat. Our mission has always been to enable all types of remote experiences, and we have significantly delivered on this vision. We believe that, by connecting remote employees to their home offices or remote students to the classroom, we are creating a more open and flexible work space where people feel more connected to their communities and colleagues.

As adoption of Double continues to accelerate and as our customers deploy dozens of Doubles within their organizations, we’ve found an opportunity to make the enterprise experience with Double even better. We’re excited to unveil our first enterprise software called Fleet Management. Fleet Management is designed for IT managers and executives to effectively monitor and manage their fleet of Doubles and drivers. Fleet Management is currently in the beta testing and will soon be available publicly, starting at $99/month. For early access, please reach out to: sales@doublerobotics.com

We’ve grown a lot in the past year, with the recent launches of Double 2 and Camera Kit. Now, with Fleet Management, the Double Robotics experience is the best it’s ever been. We’re excited to be at the forefront of the growing telepresence industry and we would like to thank our customers for their continued support of Double Robotics. We’re thrilled about what’s to come. 

Check out our feature in VentureBeat! http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/16/double-robotics-says-it-has-sold-8000-robots-and-generated-20-million-in-sales-since-2013/
tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1122961 2017-01-13T21:18:07Z 2017-01-24T19:07:52Z Capture Any Occasion with Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly

The 360 Camera Dolly and Universal 360 Camera Mount by Double Robotics offers a unique way to capture special occasions of all kind, such as weddings, birthdays and graduations. 

Recently, a couple in Japan filmed their wedding ceremony using the 360 Camera Dolly and will forever have their momentous day captured in full 360 video. 

Watch the ceremony here:

To learn more about Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly, visit our website online at www.doublerobotics.com

Video courtesy of Masahiro Nagata, CEO of Lifestyle

tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118909 2016-12-28T22:17:53Z 2016-12-28T22:17:54Z Double Robotics featured on The Grand Tour!

Double Robotics was featured on Season 1, Episode 6 of Amazon's original series, The Grand Tour!

From the guys who brought you the UK's famed television show Top Gear, The Grand Tour is a show about adventure and excitement, where hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel the world showcasing innovation in automotive transportation and motoring. In this latest episode, titled "Happy Finnish Christmas," which aired on December 22, 2016, Jeremy, Richard and James traveled to Finland where they presented fun Christmas gifts for their car fans -- including Double!

The Grand Tour is available to view for Amazon Prime members.


tag:doublerobotics.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1115228 2016-12-13T21:17:40Z 2020-03-11T17:23:51Z AF Group Saves $30,000 in Travel Costs Thanks to Double Robotics

AF Group is one of the country's largest workers' compensation insurance firms, with multiple offices nationwide and a large number of remote employees who telecommute, or travel often, to the company's headquarters in Lansing, Michigan. While using traditional video conferencing tools has been helpful, the management team at AF Group realized there's oftentimes a need for remote workers to have greater presence in the office. They came across Double Robotics and, in just nine months, have saved the company $30,000 in travel costs. Double gives remote employees of AF Group a greater sense of being there when they're not -- without having to spend the money on traditional travel. Watch their story below.