VGo is a mobile robot that acts as your proxy in a distant location. You control the robot over the Net, and you can see, hear, talk, and move around to attend meetings or hang out at the water cooler.
(Originally created by Vgo Communications)
- United States 🇺🇸
Did you know?
A Texas student, too sick to go to school because of a severe kidney disorder, has used a VGo to attend class.
VGo Communications was founded in 2007 by Grinnell More, Tom Ryden, and Tim Root. More and Ryden had previously worked at iRobot, helping to develop military robots like the PackBot and Warrior. Root had been an executive at teleconferencing companies Polycom and PictureTel. The founders combined their experience in robotics and teleconferencing to create VGo. The first Vgo model was unveiled in 2010 and started shipping to customers the following year. The company has marketed its robot for business, education, and healthcare applications.
Able to drive through tight spaces and operate for a full 8-hour workday. Equipped with Wi-Fi and, optionally, a 4G cellular network module.
- 35.6 cm
- 121.9 cm
- 40.6 cm
- 8.2 kg
- 4 km/h
High-resolution color camera, accelerometer, four microphones, three infrared sensors, cliff-detecting sensor array.
ABS plastic body
Multiple Freescale ARM-based CPUs
Linux OS and custom control software. Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X remote user client software.
Sealed lead-acid battery, 6 to 12 hours of operation
- $6,000 Wi-Fi only model | $6,900 Wi-Fi + 4G LTE model. Plus $1,200 per year service contract.