Take Your Texai to School Day

Dallas and Rob

Last Friday was Discovery Day at William Regnart Elementary school in Cupertino, California.  Among the career day presenters were doctors, firefighters, nurses, dog trainers, and a Texai.  Dallas Goecker, a Willow Garage electrical engineer working from Seymour, Indiana, and Rob Wheeler, a local Willow Garage software engineer, presented their jobs and the story of the Texai, our tele-operated tele-presence robot.     

Dallas was able to weave around desks and fourth-graders, demonstrating the capabilities of his robot.  Despite some teasing after losing wireless connectivity on the playground, Dallas and Rob received certificates of appreciation, one of which is still proudly taped to the Texai.

Dallas

[The Texai is previously referred to as the Texas.]