Telepresence. Case: AVA 500

 iRobot Ava 500iRobot Corporation, builds on the values of telepresence by extending the “power of in-person” beyond fixed environments – enabling the user freedom of movement and to establish a physical presence. It allows for conversations to continue outside of offices and conference rooms – into the hallways and other locations. Available Early 2014.


iRobot Ava 500 is ideal when freedom of movement and physical presence are needed to achieve an even more personal degree of collaboration within a globally dispersed workforce. Examples include:

• Remote team collaboration: allows those working off-site to more personally participate within highly collaborative teams

• Executive management: provides managers of satellite teams to be more personally present and able to move throughout an office environment

• Tours and inspections: delivering mobile presence to areas including manufacturing facilities, labs, customer experience centers and supply chain facilities

• Remote corporate training and presentations: enables a more personal and interactive approach to remote corporate training and presentations


Easy to Use
The user controls and schedules the robot using a familiar iPad interface.

Virtual Travel
Users select location and point of interest, and iRobot Ava 500 takes them there. No need to select or call a specific robot or system; user is simply transported automatically to the desired destination.

Mapping and Destinations
Each robot builds and maintains a precise map of the location where it resides, and is aware of destinations of interest to users such as employee workstations, conference rooms, waypoints on a production floor, labs, etc.

Autonomous Navigation
iRobot Ava 500 navigates to selected destination (offices, conference rooms, shared spaces, labs, etc.) without requiring user guidance, while safely maneuvering to avoid bumping into people and other objects.

Auto Docking
When the session is complete, the robot automatically returns to its docking station for charging. The user doesn’t need to drive robot back to dock.

Excellent HD Video and Audio 
Cisco TelePresence™ EX60 provides up to 1080p30 resolution for an optimal experience.

Enterprise-Grade Security and Interoperability
Scalable and Upgradeable: Works with any standards-based video collaboration environment to protect customer’s investment in video collaboration.

The user can reserve a session at desired destination for any time in future. Integrates with user’s personal calendar.

Height Adjustment
Optimal experience while interacting with colleagues standing in hallways, labs or facility tours, or with those seated at a table in offices or conference rooms.

Integrated Cisco Aironet 1600 access point provides seamless network connectivity and enterprise security.

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