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The beginning of something important: InTouch Health and iRobot’s RP-VITA

August 1, 2012

InTouch Health’s new RP-VITA remote presence robot is the first product from the partnership between InTouch and iRobot. It can navigate autonomously or be driven by laptop or iPad.
Product announced at a workshop where hour-upon-hour of presentations by critical care doctors and hospital administrators, all users of InTouch Health’s existing remote presence robots, and all portraying different aspects of why remote presence in health care is relevant, is saving lives and is necessary.
Sleek new device has 3 PrimeSense 3D sensors, a laser scanner, and Swedish wheels on the iRobot platform and swiveling wide angle and zoom cameras and screens and sophisticated and secure two-way communications to enable a doctor to be in two places at once.
Colin Angle, iRobot’s CEO, said, “It is definitely the beginning of something important.”

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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