"A Visit From VGo the Telepresence Robot"

The Jacksonville Daily Progress Tue Nov 02, 2010

JACKSONVILLE — VGo, a four-foot tall telepresence bot, made quite an impression on some Nichols Intermediate School students when he visited their school.

The robot was featured as part of the SUPERNet Consortium meeting that was held Thursday in Jacksonville at the Nichols campus.

JISD is part of the SUPERNet Consortium, a collaboration of 17 East Texas school districts united to provide educational resources through technology. The group was formed in 1996 to provide affordable Internet access and enhanced resources to remote areas.

VGo stole the show as he demonstrated his two-way video and audio capability to students and attendees. The user can control the robot’s movements remotely and communicate with others in a teleconference while freely interacting with those in the room.