Leather Crafting With a Telepresence Robot
While the team was, at first, somewhat confused about this tablet that was now rolling around the offices and factory, the telepresence robot soon became a welcomed addition to the Pegai team.
One of the major benefits that Yilmaz notes is that, unlike a traditional Zoom call, using an Ohmni telepresence robot doesn’t require a scheduled time to use. “You can drop in whenever you want,” he says, allowing for impromptu check-ins on the crafting floor to see what the team is working on and examine different color variants in the leather.
This sense of spontaneity also creates a feeling of closeness and a warmer connection with the employees — a touch of camaraderie that’s hard to achieve when you only get to visit once or twice each year.
“Ohmni telepresence robot is the quickest and most affordable way I can be in the office in Turkey without ever leaving my office in Dallas.”
– Volkan Yilmaz, CEO of Pegai
Also differing from a traditional Zoom call, the mobility of Ohmni telepresence is a huge benefit. The Pegai factory is a long, rectangular building with multiple floors of 5,000 square feet, and being able to move from room to room on his own accord means that Yilmaz can check in on multiple departments and different co-workers all in a single session.
Of particular note, Yilmaz has found a strong use for the screen sharing feature on the Ohmni telepresence robot. Being able to pull up training videos and other materials to view with team members in real-time helps make sure everyone stays on the same page.
Telepresence Robot Beyond the Office
While Pegai and their products are Yilmaz’s top priority, he’s found other uses for the telepresence robot. In 2022, he was invited to be a speaker at a conference in another part of Turkey. Of course, being located in the United States naturally would have made that hard to accomplish. But his team took the robot to the conference and Yilmaz was able to virtually deliver his remarks on stage from afar.