Lifewire | The 8 Best Telepresence Robots of 2019
Thursday February 28, 2019
Telecommuting is great, but sometimes chat, email, and phone calls just aren’t enough — and that’s where telepresence robots come in. We’ve picked out a variety of telepresence robots to meet varying needs, whether they be a physical footprint in an office, a way to remotely check up on home, or highly capable combo packages.
- Runner-Up, Best Budget: Ohmni Supercam at OhmniLabs, “Comes in multiple sizes and colors, with white, black, and red available in either 48-inch or 56-inch heights.”
The Ohmni Supercam may not be cheap, but as far as fully featured telepresence robots go, it still leans towards the budget side of the spectrum. The Omhni Supercam comes in multiple sizes and colors, with white, black, and red available in either 48-inch or 56-inch heights.
With this model, you get a full monitor, a large speaker, and a capable camera. The monitor measures 10.1 inches, and has an HD resolution and IPS panel, giving others a clear view of you. The camera supports Full HD, and it can take 13MP snapshots, so if you need to get a closer look at something, you’ll be able to zoom in on the still photos.
The unit moves on a large, three-wheeled base. It can reach about 3 MPH and offers about six hours of battery life. While the battery may not be enough to make it through a full day, it will likely be sufficient where you just need to pop into a meeting or drop in on distant family for an evening. And, when it’s time to charge, the Omhni Supercam can automatically dock to its the charger as long as it’s nearby.