Telebot Media Coverage
The Telebot has been recently called "The Real-life Robocop" and it has spread like wildfire. The comparison comes from the many similarities between the Telebot and Robocop,
but a special mention goes to the fact that both intend to bring disabled but capable-minded officers back to the force (minus the craziness of Robocop's scientists). Within
the span of two weeks, the Telebot has been featured in some of the biggest news-chains within and outside the US. Some of the biggest mentions are marked here but more
are still to be found.
The most remarkable mention of our project comes from Fox News, where we were discussed for several minutes. The interview called for Christina Warren, the Senior Tech Analyst
from Mashable.com to talk about the Telebot. They talked about both the pros and the cons of this kind of technology, as well as the possible technical difficulties from implementing
the Telebot out on the field. Mrs Warren emphasised that this kind of technology isn't usually developed for less than $75,000 compared to our $20,000 budget, so the team was
congratulated for our success with the use of affordable technologies.
A few months before the rush of media coverage, the Discovery Lab had the pleasure of being featured on a Discovery Channel coverage of Robotics. This was one of the first few
times that the Telebot had some field testing and proved the success of the team's efforts. The Telebot also had the opportunity to interact with the audience that gathered around it
in Miami Beach. The final footage was released early February and a link can be found on this site.
The Telebot hasn't only reached English speaking audiences, but has spread throughout Miami and Latin American Spanish speaking community through interviews such as the one held by
Univision. The team was able to present the Telebot on live national television by Joel Villasuso and Irvin Cardenas, and emphasised the importance of the support from the Hispanic
community to the development of the Telebot. The interview covered areas such as the origin, functionality, and possible future implementations of the Telebot.
There have been many more mentions of the Telebot project worldwide. The range extends from Spanish speaking local radio stations, to Chinese and Korean news-sites. We have tried to
compile a list of many of the coverages, but it is very hard to keep up with the list since it extends to the hundreds. We will try to keep the list updated as much as possible. For more
updated information check out the News section on our Discovery Lab website.
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