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Sunday September 16, 2018
Double Robotics is a manufacturer of telepresence robots. These robots allow employees who are working outside the office to join meetings, interact with their co-workers, and have a physical presence. It can also help doctors do their rounds, or teachers teach a class even when they are not physically in the hospital or classroom…
Ohmni joins this list because it breaks a lot of stereotypes when it comes to telepresence robots. For one, it is more affordable. Like the Beam and the VGo robots, Ohmni has an included screen, microphones, and a speaker. The screen is quite big at 10.8 inches. Video resolutions are high definition at 1080 pixels.
Ohmni has good quality speakers and microphone, allowing you to hear and be heard with absolutely no problem. It is also very easy to drive with two HD cameras showing you where you are going and letting you avoid blocks and obstacles. Viewing angles may be changed, just by pointing your mouse to where you want it to focus. It has a height of 48 inches, but you can extend it to 56 inches.
Another area where Ohmni differs is that it comes in three colors: red, white and black.
…Final recommendations and the runners up
It would seem that the best telepresence robot right now is the Ohmni. It combines some nifty features and functionalities, while also keeping the price down.
If you are, however, more budget-conscious, then you should check out the two telepresence robots that almost made this list: the Kubi and the Autonomous Clone.
The Padbot U1 version 2 works like the Double 2 — from Double Robotics — in that you would need to supply your own tablet. But it does have a wide-angle lens, auto answer, and an external speaker. The manufacturer is also promising auto docking features in the near future. The good news is that it costs less than $1,000, giving you a more affordable alternative to all these costly robots.
You could also check out Kubi, which you can buy for as low as $600. Kubi does not travel around the office, though. The stationary robot stays on the desktop, but it can pan and tilt its head, allowing it to be a lively participant to any meeting. Kubi also needs you to provide your own tablet.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]