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I'll Have My Robots Talk to Your Robots

February 18, 2011 | Kendal Kirby
Here is an excellent article by Bloomberg Newsweek writer, Drake Bennett, that takes a deep dive into the telepresence revolution covering the exploding market for telepresence group systems and the emerging market for telepresence robotics.

Vgo _Communications.jpgTelepresence--communications tools that let people "meet" remotely--is coming of age. Will high-def conference rooms and, yes, robots end business travel?

Last year, according to the Global Business Travel Assn., Americans took 427 million business trips. They traveled to make sales presentations, do site visits, check in on branch offices, meet with suppliers, placate clients, lobby politicians, man job fair booths, interview applicants, and lay off employees. They traveled to attend corporate retreats, trade shows, continuing-education conferences, and bald-faced junkets. Then they traveled more to get back home.

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