|[March 13, 2018]
Ava Robotics Announces New Video Collaboration Solution to Increase Productivity and Eliminate Physical Boundaries
Ava® Robotics, a start-up building upon a deep technical heritage from
iRobot, is creating autonomous mobile robots to be part of everyday
life, today announced the launch of Ava, a new video collaboration
solution that offers users "practical teleportation" with the ability to
transform remote work and site visits.
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Using market-leading Cisco (News - Alert) video technology and integrating with Cisco
Spark, Ava transforms the experience of remote collaboration by
combining autonomous mobility with high definition video conferencing,
enabling users to easily and safely move around a distant location, as
if they were physically there. With Ava, productivity is increased, more
collaboration takes place and meaningful relationships can be built and
maintained, even for team members that are remote.
By employing an autonomous video collaboration robot as an avatar for
the remote user and integrating a range of remote applications, Ava
allows remote workers to use video to see and be seen while
collaborating in environments that would otherwise be difficult or
impossible from afar, including event spaces, manufacturing floors, and
Ava integrates with Cisco Spark, bringing this new capability into a
complete collaboration suite that allows customers to extend Ava to the
entire enterprise, and leverage existing investments in collaboration.
"Ava was born from the realization that true connections and trust do
not get formed around the conference tabl, rather during one-on-ones
and through everyday work experiences," said Youssef Saleh (News - Alert), Ava
Robotics CEO. "We've drawn upon iRobot's 27-year history in
robotics innovation to deliver what we call 'practical teleportation',
and we are pleased to be part of the Cisco ecosystem in bringing this
solution to enterprise customers."
"At Cisco, we believe the future of work is about what we do--not where
we are," said Snorre Kjesbu, vice president and general manager
for the Cisco Meeting Room Systems Group. "We're passionate about
bringing teams together so they can get great work done. Ava's unique
blend of autonomous robotics and Cisco's award-winning collaboration
portfolio will help teams work better together--no matter where they
"Mobile video collaboration solutions such as Ava can have a dramatic
impact on improving productivity and collaboration in a geographically
diverse global enterprise," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of
iRobot. "Leveraging a deep technical heritage from iRobot and the
strong partnership with Cisco, Ava Robotics is uniquely suited to create
an enterprise-grade robotic solution that will deliver on the promise of
Features and applications:
Ava is ideal when freedom of
movement and physical presence are needed to achieve an even more
personal degree of remote collaboration. Features and applications
Video conferencing: High definition video and audio, end-to-end
security for the enterprise, and integrated Cisco Spark video
Immersive experience: As they would if they were physically there, Ava
users have the ability to look around, move, and sit or stand. Ava's
multiple high definition cameras allow for an experience where the
user is actually placed in the remote space.
Mapping: Ava can map its own environment and then use its AI to safely
navigate. There is no need to drive the robot or to understand the
remote location's layout. When users are done teleporting, Ava returns
to its charging station.
Mobility: Using the Ava Robotics App available for Apple (News - Alert) iOS and Web
browsers, users are able to move about a room and participate in side
Ava Video Collaboration is available now
through select Cisco certified channel partners. Learn more at www.avarobotics.com.
About Ava Robotics
Leveraging a deep technical heritage from
iRobot, Ava Robotics designs and builds autonomous robots that
comfortably coexist with humans in workplaces and other large spaces.
Ava Robotics is transforming what it means to collaborate by combining
autonomous mobility with high definition video conferencing. Ava
Robotics' engineers are developing these products based on what we call
"practical teleportation", enabling workers to easily and safely move
around a remote location as if they are physically there.
Ava Robotics social: Twitter (News - Alert): @AvaRobotics,
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