Back to work: the Robotic Telepresence revolution

BACK TO WORK: THE TELEPRESENCE REVOLUTION

The VIS case: the use of Double 3 as the first robot for the person and people satisfaction as the main effectiveness KPI

“With the start of phase 3, organizations will have to identify hybrid forms of working methods to return in the workplace: we are facing the possibility of making a great leap in managerial innovation expected since the 60s”. This is the prediction of Luisa Bagnoli, CEO of Beyond International, a consulting company based in Milan mainly focused on leadership and managerial innovation linked to future trends. “For September companies are talking about working at 50% in presence and 50% remotely – she observes – that means that the teams will no longer have to be present in the same place”.

At the same time this will be an epochal paradigm shift. In fact, before the pandemic, the paradigm of “prediction and control” still prevailed, certainly not that one of shared autonomy “.

Among the companies that in the world have already adopted robotic telepresence there is the Finnish KONE which in Illinois uses the Double device in the internal organization for training courses, to follow remote work groups or for 24/7 technical assistance. Or the Red Interactive Agency in Santa Monica (California) where, after being greeted with skepticism, the tool has become a true extension of the workforce, distributed in various American cities, also in order to find the best resources wherever they are, optimizing the experience of the employees themselves.

One of the first users in Italy is VIS (Vitec Imaging Solutions), a division of the Vitec group (listed in London) that produces supports and accessories for imaging, with brands such as Manfrotto, Joby, Lowepro and Gitzo. In 2019, it had a turnover of 196.6 million pounds out of the 376.1 million of the whole group. Vis, in the first six months of 2020, contributed 53% of the group’s turnover, despite a contraction in turnover caused by the retail lockdown. At the same time, Vitec reduced its debt by 1 million pounds (down to 107.4 million) while maintaining the ability to invest in R&D and M&A.

Double 3, remotely controlled, will be used to communicate between the Feltre plant, the English plants, the Hong Kong buying center and the central operations functions.

“During the lockdown we activated the remote working for our employees on a global scale, recording an increase in productivity – explains Marco Pezzana, CEO of Vis – 50% of people then asked to continue this agile work method  even during the 2nd phase. For the return, it is not a matter of replacing the skills of the employees with technology: we consider the use of Double 3 as the first robot ‘for’ the person and the main ‘KPI’ will be employee satisfaction”.

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Beyond International, exclusive partner for Italy of Double Robotics (California)


As experts say, it is expected that in Phase 3 the work will have hybrid forms: 50%  remote working and 50% in-person work in the offices. With the Robotic Presence this 50% in presence in the offices can be enhanced.

So you can make your people enter the company safely, whether it is to enter production, warehouses, factories, laboratories, offices, showrooms, stores. 

Double 3, the telepresence robot, is distributed in Italy by Beyond International, the exclusive partner of the Californian Double Robotics.

MAIN FEATURES

Beyond International, the exclusive partner for Italy of Double Robotics, recommends Double 3 which has been estimated as the easiest and most adaptable telepresence robot for many use cases.

Supported Driving

Supported driving: Double 3 understands its environment and diverts around obstacles to reach the destination

Click & Drive

Click & Drive: the dots on the floor indicate the destination, you only need to click!

Cameras Zoom

Cameras zoom allows to have both a panoramic and a detailed view

Remotely controlled height and inclination

You can move the cameras up and down to read documents on the desk and talk to the people at their same height

How it works

It’s an actual robot equipped with a screen, microphones, speakers and a metal body, capable of moving in space thanks to special sensors. It allows the person who commands it from a laptop or a mobile, to be able to move independently in a space, at home, in the office, in a production plant, in a shop or department store, in the hospital, at the university, in a training room.

Free Trial

If you are a Company, you can try Double 3 until October 30th to discover all its potentialities. Send now your request and book your free trial.