Updated February 22, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 7 Best Telepresence Robots

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Telepresence robots are designed to allow you to communicate and collaborate with friends, family members, or colleagues when you aren't physically in the room, while still cultivating a feeling of human interaction. In addition to video and audio transmissions, they offer some level of mobility, so you can look directly at whoever is speaking and, in some cases, even roam around the space. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best telepresence robot on Amazon.

7. Brookstone Rover 2.0

6. Appbot Riley

5. Skyrocket Mebo 2.0

4. Kubi Classic

3. BotEyes Pad

2. Double Robotics Double 2

1. Suitable Technologies Beam

Editor's Notes

February 19, 2019:

Telepresence robots shouldn't feel torturously slow when navigating from room to room, but unfortunately that is often the case. If you are concerned about speed, the Suitable Technologies Beam and Double Robotics Double 2 are your best options, since they can both travel about two miles per hour. They are also the best professional options when it comes to battery life, both being capable of lasting close to a full work day. While the BotEyes Pad could be used in some professional settings, it tends to look low-quality, and has a very short battery life, so despite the high price, it is better off for home use. The Kubi Classic is suitable if you only need something for a conference room that makes video chatting a bit more interactive, but since it doesn't have wheels, you'll need to enlist the aid of a helper if you need to move to another room. Items like the Skyrocket Mebo 2.0, Appbot Riley, and Brookstone Rover 2.0 are essentially toys that allow for two-way voice communication and have the ability to transmit live video to the controller. We realize it is debatable as to whether or not they can be considered telepresence robots, but they can certainly make for good practice for children who may one day work in a world where telepresence robots are the norm.

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 22, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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