Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on innovative solutions for the telecommunication sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, you will discover 5 promising telepresence solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top Telepresence Solutions
Using our StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we looked at innovation in the field of telepresence. For this research, we identified 109 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & scaleups developing innovative telepresence solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 109 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
SilexPro – Telepresence for Collaboration
An increase in communication technologies enables global communication from different ends of the world. Telepresence helps businesses and multinational companies to seamlessly communicate across teams, geographies, and time zones. For example, startups are developing virtual reality (VR)-based solutions to enhance the experience of users joining meetings from anywhere in the world.
Lebanese startup SilexPro offers telepresence-based visual communication and group collaboration solutions. With the help of Silex PTE (Panoramic Telepresence Experience) systems, a center of table visual collaboration device, the startup enables users to transform simple meeting rooms into effective collaboration spaces. The startup also offers customizable smart rooms that have advanced teleconferencing capabilities.
OhmniLabs – Telepresence Robot
Real-time collaboration between healthcare professionals from two far away locations is possible with the help of technological advancements such as 5G and smartphones. Telepresence is eliminating the need to be physically present in order to treat patients. Especially in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, where social distancing is critical, doctors still get a chance to review patients apart from focussing on critical in-patients. Startups and scaleups develop telepresence solutions to improve access to virtual doctor-patient interactions and overall healthcare.
The US-based startup OhmniLabs provides Ohmni Robot, its telepresence robot. The robot is equipped with a wide range of features including a 4K high-definition (HD) wide-angle camera, a highly responsive tilting neck, a far-field microphone, and a speaker. The startup offers peer-to-peer (P2P) encryption for all audio and video data. The Ohmni Robot also features autodocking technology which utilizes computer vision and a magnetic docking system.
i-Brain Robotics – Telepresence Robotics
In addition to virtual presence, robots add the dimension of mobility and provide a more engaging telepresence solution. Some benefits of telepresence robots, and its extension of telerobotics, include remote education, and child monitoring, as well as applications for autonomous vehicles and remote industrial operation. Startups develop telerobotic solutions that are compatible with multiple software systems and reconfigurable to perform a specific set of tasks.
The US-based startup i-Brain Robotics manufactures Sandy, a humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence. Sandy utilizes machine learning algorithms to provide solutions for telepresence, elder care, and location security. Since i-Brain’s telepresence robots are able to connect to any smart device, it opens up new applications in autonomous decision-making for temperature control and video conferencing, as well as for providing companionship.
Humanizing Technologies – Telerobotics Software
Managers usually face the problem of being stuck in meetings and unable to complete all of their daily tasks. By using telepresence robots, managers are able to communicate with their team at any point, just like physical workspaces. This helps in reducing the time spent on meetings. To enable such systems to perform smoothly, startups are working on multi-functional software systems for telepresence robotics.
German startup Humanizing Technologies develops software to help companies easily program and operate telerobots. The software is reconfigurable and adapts to changes in the core functioning of the robot. The startup’s product portfolio includes software for the Pepper and Temi telerobots. The solution offers multiple functionalities that include analytics, face recognition, navigation, and remote control, as well as content marketing, a remote receptionist, and a social happiness function.
RoboAds – Telepresence-Enabled Advertising
Advancements in robotics technology enable advertising agencies to evolve and offer a more personal and engaging advert. Marketing companies are utilizing telepresence-enabled robots on their target audience to offer novel virtual experiences. Startups are also developing telepresence solutions that aim to make marketing more flexible to reach a wider audience.
RoboAds is a UAE-based startup that caters to advertising companies with its eponymous virtual kiosk solution. RoboAd also functions as an edge computing platform for real-time communication. The startup’s solution enables live advertising using a 4K web-based teleconferencing feature. RoboAds enables several applications, including video conferencing, as well as advertising in airports, malls, and events. The solution is further equipped with analytics capabilities to analyze customer data in real-time and improve product positioning.
What About The Other 104 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence and enable you to achieve your goals faster. The 5 telepresence solutions showcased above are promising examples out of 109 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.