Tim Root - VGo CTO's blog

VGo Improving Lives, One Student at a Time

The value opportunities for VGo are vast, not unlike the cellphone market. We are creating a new way of communicating; the robotic telepresence solutions will co-exist with other communication models as an alternative paradigm for when people want to be empowered in a different location not just communicate. When we began the process of developing this robotic telepresence, we had no idea the impact it would have on the handicapped or chronically ill student in providing for an under-served new market: the remote student.

How It All Began

The concept for the VGo Robotic Telepresence System started to take form in my mind one day while I was sitting in a conference room looking at and talking to a face hanging on a wall... I thought, there must be a better way. The vision of having a device which truly could deliver the promise of being in two places at the same time came from years of watching how the videoconferencing industry was falling short of the promise that video communications always held.