Destir was created by Double Robotics, Inc. The robot was created by 4 robotic students wanting to create an affordable telepresence robot. The only other robot out at the time was designed by Cisco for $17,000. The Double robot has a price tag of only $2600. The Double robot uses segway type wheels for movement and an iPad app as the brains of the device.


Destir is being utilized at Rock Valley College to:

  • Enhance Teaching 

  • Allow students or guests will disabilities the ability to attend class or campus events!

  • Greet potential students at local conferences

  • Give guest speakers a physical presence in classrooms when they couldn’t travel to Rock Valley College

  • Allow students or community members the ablity to remote control Destir and visit a classroom or campus event!


Meet Hal and GlaDOS

March 16, 2015

Robots and humans have finally become one at the Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) at Indiana University.

Double Helps School Save $20,000

March 15, 2015

Lindamood-Bell told CESA about the robot program. So the agency switched to "Lucky" for its second year of grants from the DPI.

"This year, with the robot, we're spending less than $10,000," Margenau said.

Bon Secours Medical Center Uses Double Robotics to Visit Patients

March 16, 2015

Dr. Robert Lancey is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Virginia. He demonstrates how he uses his Double, visiting his patients and making his rounds around the hospital.

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