iRobot's (IRBT +4.1%) life-size Ava 500 robot, announced a year ago, leverages Cisco's telepresence hardware/software to enable enterprise videoconferencing outside of traditional office settings. Cisco resellers will be offering the system. (PR)
iRobot sees potential applications within manufacturing floors, data centers, pharma clean rooms, and call centers, among other locales. Bayer is beta-testing the robots.