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VGo Telepresence Robot for Museums and Recreation

Museums, zoos and aquariums across the country rely on VGo for virtual admission.

VGo Robot Delivers a Unique Visitor Experience

  • 100% remote controlled VGo increases access to exhibits
  • Guests can join a tour or enjoy a self-guided experience
  • Great for field trips, disabled guests, or visitors from distance locations

VGo Robot Enables Access for All

VGo is an all-in-one solution that includes everything you need to provide virtual experiences to your visitors. The user can see, hear, talk, interact, and move anywhere utilizing their 100% remote-controlled robot. VGo is uniquely integrated with a camera, microphones, and video display – all on a lightweight, motorized, stylish, remote-controlled platform. This allows users to freely move between exhibit locations, at their own pace or alongside a tour guide.

"The aquarium telepresence program allows kids and their families at John Hopkins Children's Hospital to drive around a robot and experience the aquarium as though they are there"

– Annie Woods Beatson
Special Programs Coordinator
John Hopkins Children Center

Take a Trip to the Zoo from Anywhere

VGo Robot allows zoo access to everyone – regardless of health status or location. Remote controlled VGo easily drives throughout the zoo, giving a close up view to the animals and attractions. Guests can explore the zoo at their own pace, join a guided tour or participate in interactive presentations. VGo are popular for classroom field trips and virtual excursions for medically fragile individuals. Zoo staff can leverage as a way to monitor animals from a distance and communicate with other staff from any location. 

“The robot, it disappears, it becomes them. When we’re looking at Patrice, we’re looking at the child, and we don’t make any distinction. This is really cool. It’s another way to go beyond the brick and mortar.”

– Jackie Eyl, International Spy Museum

How It Works

VGoʼs unique capability is its remote-controlled mobility combined with two-way video and audio communications.

The solution comprises two primary elements:

  • The VGo – The remote-controlled mobile device that represents the user in a distant location.
  • The VGo App – The software application runs on the users computer, tablet or phone and is used to initiate connectivity, see and hear what is happening at the other end, and drive the VGo.

VGo Telepresence Robot Product Details

Self-contained wireless audio-video appliance

Simple point and click user interface

Remote user-controlled mobility, volume, mute, camera lights, and hi-resolution snapshots

Auto docking for battery recharging

Strict privacy and connectivity controls

Comprehensive Web tools for managing your VGos and users

Multiple driving methods – choose the one you like most

Spoken visitor arrival announcements and text messaging

Sensors to assist driving, avoid obstacles and prevent falling down steps

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