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Cardboard Telepresence Robots

The 'Smartipresence' Robot Has a Low-Cost Design

— July 29, 2020 — Tech
The 'Smartipresence' robot is a new take on the telepresence robot that will provide users with a low-cost option when looking to stay connected with those who matter most. The robot is crafted with cardboard components and works by having a smartphone docked in the top section in order to keep the user's face visible at all times during a video call. The unit can then be controlled manually to have it roam around a space to follow users and give everyone a stronger sense of connectivity when on calls.

The 'Smartipresence' robot can be easily controlled via the Android web app or iOS app and will allow users to manually control the unit for an enhanced sense of playfulness.
Trend Themes
1. Low-cost Telepresence Robots - The 'Smartipresence' robot offers a more affordable option for users looking to stay connected through video calls.
2. Cardboard Components in Robotics - The use of cardboard in the 'Smartipresence' robot demonstrates a trend towards utilizing inexpensive and eco-friendly materials in robotic design.
3. Enhanced User Connectivity - The 'Smartipresence' robot provides a stronger sense of connectivity by allowing users to control and navigate the unit during video calls.
Industry Implications
1. Telecommunications - The 'Smartipresence' robot disrupts the telecommunication industry by offering a cost-effective solution for remote communication.
2. Robotics - The use of cardboard components in the 'Smartipresence' robot presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the robotics industry to explore new material applications.
3. Mobile Apps - The Android and iOS apps used to control the 'Smartipresence' robot open up opportunities for innovation and development within the mobile app industry.
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