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New Telepresence Robot to Reduce CO2 Emissions by Thousands of Tons

Blue Ocean Robotics' subsidiary GoBe Robots announces a new generation of its climate-friendly telepresence robots with significant demand driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get the experience of being there without actually going there with Blue Ocean Robotics’ new GoBe Robots. These robots replace travel with a design tailored for telepresence. Users control the new robot remotely and get a distinct feeling of being where the robot is - all while receiving live video streams of its surrounding locations and other people. This enables active collaboration and interaction between colleagues, no matter how far they are from each other. As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, GoBe Robots are also quickly emerging as an effective tool in breaking down chains of infection, preventing spread of coronavirus and other diseases by bypassing closed borders, while reducing travel budgets, working hours, and transport time.

A leader in telepresence robots, GoBe Robots is now launching the next generation of the world's most climate-enhancing robot. “During the global virus epidemic, we have seen a significant growth in orders,” says Peter Juhl Voldsgaard, CEO of GoBe Robots. “Telepresence robots have now become a standard technology that everyone can understand. The experience our technology gives of almost being there in person is unique. We’re now taking that experience to the next level” 

The new GoBe Robots telepresence robot is a remote-controlled mobile robot that allows communication through a 21.5-inch screen, one that reproduces a user’s face to its natural size. A zoomable 4K camera and a wide-angle front camera give the “robot pilot” a clear overview of the GoBe robot's location. The new generation of GoBe Robots also has an open system that creates even more applications and allows users to maximize the potential of the product's technology. For example, trade show organizers can now give remote attendees the ability to book themselves directly into the telepresence robot. This allows attendees to experience show booths and events, as well as engage with exhibitors.


Telepresence Robots Enable New Levels of Accessibility While Reducing Emissions

GoBe Robots has more than 150,000 existing users of its telepresence robots. This contributes to colossal CO2 reductions. As an example, a trip from Copenhagen to Singapore emits approx. 3.1 ton of CO2 per person. Using GoBe Robots telepresence robot for a visit to Singapore emits a fraction of that CO2, even when accounting for power consumption, streaming, and server hosting. A company in Europe with 20 employees traveling to Asia four times a year saves 500,000 kilos of CO2 by replacing air travel with the telepresence robot.

The new GoBe Robot also helps sick children with access to their schools and peers. It also can give people with disabilities access to more places and experiences, like museums and conferences. The CO2 reductions can also be realized in the manufacturing sector.

“We have customers in the industry who have cut 90 percent of their security inspection costs because they have placed 30 telepresence robots at their factories around the world,” says Claus Risager, CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics, the parent company of GoBe Robots. “Now, the security inspectors just log into the robots and move around, investigating the environment with their local colleagues. This also enables them to spend more time with their family at home.”

GoBe Robots is part of Blue Ocean Robotics' family of preventative-service robots that help fight coronavirus and other diseases. Together with another Blue Ocean Robotics' brand, UVD Robots, GoBe Robots helps reduce the spread of dangerous bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Whereas UVD Robots kill bacteria and viruses with UV-C light, GoBe Robots can break contagion chains through telepresence, keeping users at greater physical distances while still enhancing social interaction.


About GoBe Robots

GoBe Robots is the leading manufacturer of professional telepresence service robots. The company has a presence in over 50 countries through its global Solution Provider network, and that number is expected to more than double over the next 12 months. The company's telepresence robots significantly reduces CO2 footprints, helps with social inclusion, and prevents the spread of diseases by breaking chains of infection.

About Blue Ocean Robotics

Blue Ocean Robotics develops, produces, and sells professional service robots primarily in the healthcare, hospitality, construction, and agricultural fields. Its portfolio of robots includes brands such as: UVD Robots, a mobile robot for disinfection; GoBe Robots, a mobile telepresence robot for communication, social inclusion and CO2 climate improvements; and PTR Robots, a mobile robot for safe patient handling and rehabilitation. Blue Ocean Robotics develops the robots from problem-oriented conceptual designs, through production, and to scalable solutions. Each robot is placed in its own subsidiary-venture company, making Blue Ocean Robotics the world’s first Robot Venture Factory.

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