DESTIR is a telepresence robot being used at Rock Valley College to allow injured or disabled students the ability to take face to face courses or attend campus events. DESTIR is also being used to allow guest speakers the ability to speak to classrooms from across the city and across the nation. Last semester Entre’ Computers network administrator connected to DESTIR and spoke to the Network Essentials course students about using remote connectivity apps in IT.
There are TWO DESTIRS. DESTIR 1.0 can be best described as FaceTime on a segway. Folks controlling DESTIR 1.0 have the ability to move around the classroom or meeting, adjust the height of the iPad, and carry on a conversation. DESTIR 2.0 sits on a table or tripod and users have the ability to move the iPad left, right, up & down. In addition to carry on a conversation as if they were in the room.
Companies that created DESTIR 1.0 & 2.0
DESTIR 1.0 was created by Double Robotics and there motto is “Double gives you a physical presence at work or school when you can’t be there in person.”
DESTIR 2.0 was created by Revolve Robotics. The robot is named KUBI which stands for neck in Japanese and there motto is “[KUBI] is a robotic tablet stand that gives you the freedom to interact while video conferencing”.
When you can’t be there, DESTIR can!
DESTIR is being used at Rock Valley College to allow injured or disabled students the ability to take face to face courses or attend campus events. For more information about DESTIR, visit website.
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