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.
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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.