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Differences between telerobo remote communication and zoom meetings -Sequel: Avatar Robot for Zoom-

This time, as a sequel to the difference between remote communication with telerobo and online meetings with zoom,The best app for remote communication with Telerobo [Avatar Robot for Zoom]We will deliver an article that interviewed Chris, the representative of iPresence.

-What is Avatar Robot for Zoom-

First, let me introduce Avatar Robot for Zoom.
Avatar Robot for Zoom is an application that allows AVATAR robots (telepresence avatar robots) from multiple manufacturers (kubi/Kengan/temi) to be linked and used..

Avatar Robot for Zoom

Avatar Robot for Zoom

app store:
https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/avatar-robot-for-zoom/id1463359897

■ Main features of Avatar Robot for Zoom
[Call function]
-Call a remote avatar robot with one touch

[Video chat function]
-Based on ZOOM web conferencing systemprovide a high-quality video chat experience to
-You can use your existing ZOOM account

[Robot remote control function]
・Interlocking with desktop telepresence avatar robot kubi
・Interlocking with self-propelled telepresence avatar robot temi
・Can be used with telepresence avatar robots using Keigan motors
-Use by switching the type of robot in the settings

-Why Avatar Robot for Zoom was created-

This is the main subject of this time.

Fujimoto:
Continuing from last time, thank you!

Chris:
お 願 い し ま す!

Fujimoto:
Immediately,Background of Avatar Robot for Zoomplease teach me!

Chris:
yes!Originally, I was dealing with remote communication systems such as video conferencing systems at my previous job.
at that time,Teleconferencing, video conferencing, and web conferencing systems used by companies were often installed separately for each site, and there was nothing that could be used as a complete, unified system.That's right.

Fujimoto:
Huh, that's right.

Chris:
That's right.Also, it was difficult to have a conversation over the internet at the time, as the internet was still unstable.
So while sharing materials online, we exchanged voice over the phone.

Fujimoto:
There was a time like that.

Chris:
It's been about 5-10 years since I've really been able to do this at the same time.
A system that integrates telephone, video conferencing, and web conferencing into one system is called “UC,” or unified communication.

Fujimoto:
really!I did not know that!

Chris:
At that time, there were about 5 major video conferencing systems,I couldn't connect unless it was the same companyThat's right.
For example, if we were Cisco, we had to unify all the members participating in the meeting with Cisco.

Fujimoto:
Eh~.That's confusing.

Chris:
Right.Then came a cloud service called Blue Jeans.
With Blue Jeans, you can now connect separate video conferencing systems over the Internet.It was revolutionary.

Fujimoto:
Oh!I see.

Chris:
SoThe same thing will happen when you see TeleroboThat's what I thought.
Become the same world as the video conferencing systemBecome.

Fujimoto:
That's how it went.

Chris:
yes.That's why I made the Avatar Robot for ZOOM software first.
The function is extremely simple, and the back end is zoom.

Fujimoto:
So that's it.Reason for zoom backenddo you have

Chris:
It's surprisingly difficult to introduce video conferencing in the company.
It's controlled by the company's firewall.It's common for most major companies to control with a firewall, so they can't allow functions that they haven't allowed themselves.

Fujimoto:
indeed.

Chris:
However, at that time, more and more companies were allowing zoom, so I thought it would be easier to introduce it by using zoom as the backbone, so I chose zoom.

Fujimoto:
So you had that kind of background.

Chris:
that's right.It was just when Zoom was coming as a third force besides Cisco (WebEx) and Microsoft (Teams/Skype).
I decided because I had a development environment.
thenWhen looking back on the history of telecommunications, we assumed unified communication + robots.Hm.

Fujimoto:
So that's it.

Chris:
At that time, various communication tools were scattered all over the place.
We wanted to make the concept that existing Zoom users can use Avatar Robot for Zoom right away.I don't know.This is how Avatar Robot for Zoom was born.

Fujimoto:
It feels like the result of reading the flow of the times.
Hmm.It's amazing!Thank you very much for your precious story!

Chris:
Thank you very much!

So this time, as a sequel to the difference between remote communication with telerobo and online meetings with zoom,The best app for remote communication with Telerobo [Avatar Robot for Zoom]We have delivered an article in which we interviewed Chris, the representative of iPresence.

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