Video conferences have long since progressed from fixed spaces to one’s own workstation and mobile devices. This is why telepresence robots are aiming to enable mobility and allow the user to control them remotely. This means that not only can their position be changed within the conference room, but the perception and representation of absent persons can also be actively influenced.
The telepresence robot user can turn to face different objects or people in a conversation and thus direct their own attention for themselves. In bigger offices, users can steer towards different locations in order to make observations or to initiate communication processes, both formally and informally. Thus remote employees have greater scope for participation in communication processes on site.
Other core advantages of the telepresence robots: they decrease corporate travel costs, reduce the fatigue occasioned by long journeys for work, makes telework easier, reduce CO2 emissions, and a noticeable increase in new creative applications for the technology.
A telepresence robot is used for multiple purposes, it has the ability to be virtually present in another place, There are different models, Telepresence robots can be found not only in the offices and factories but in the hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges, real estate agencies, museums, at trade fairs and, increasingly, in homes.
To conclude, With telecommuting and video conferencing now a part of more and more people’s work lives, telepresence robots provide employees who are working outside the office a way to interact with their colleagues just as if they are there in the office.