Peter Hirst

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  • The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion Crunch Network

    The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion

    Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be used to give access not only to jobs but to meaningful and rewarding careers for a historically overlooked and excluded population — people with disabilities. Read More

  • Flipping the office telepresence model Crunch Network

    Flipping the office telepresence model

    What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage, make eye contact and feel, well, more like a human being than just a face on a screen? Read More

  • How Telerobotics Can Reshape Our Workspace Crunch Network

    How Telerobotics Can Reshape Our Workspace

    At a conference last October, I encountered a fascinating “creature” named AVA that I mentioned in a blog post shortly afterwards. Though extraordinarily helpful in keeping a conversation going with another conference attendee, AVA was not a person. She (or perhaps I should say “it”) was a telepresence-enabled robot that made it possible for an Internet of Things… Read More