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Mobile Robotic Telepresence Systems to Reach US$372M by 2019 Driven by Applications Requiring Independent Mobility, Embodied Presence, and Social Interaction, Says ABI Research

March 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


The mobile robotic telepresence (MRT) sector will reach US$372M in 2019, up from US$42M in 2014, for a CAGR of 54.4% according to a new study published by ABI Research entitled Mobile Robotic Telepresence Systems. Mobile robotic telepresence systems will find the greatest success in the healthcare, business management, retail, facilities management and operations, MRO, and manufacturing sectors for applications where independent mobility and embodied presence are called for, and where high levels of social interaction are required.

According to Dan Kara, Practice Director, Robotics at ABI Research, “The price and performance level of mobile robotic telepresence systems have greatly improved their overall value proposition, and as a result the technology is generating interest from businesses and public entities alike. Solution providers such as iRobot, Double Robotics, Suitable Technologies, VGo Communications, MantaroBot, and Giraff Technologies have responded producing a range of mobile robotic telepresence products. Organizations that are comfortable with the risk of early-stage adoption should examine the value proposition of MRT systems for telepresence applications that require independent mobility, embodied presence, and social interaction.”

This report is part of ABI Research’s Robotics, Automation and Intelligent Systems Market Research ( This service offers informed and actionable quantitative research and qualitative analysis to solution providers and end-users so that they may increase opportunities and minimize risk when employing robotics and intelligent systems technologies to develop entirely new markets and product categories, and enhance existing product lines.

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit, or call +1.516.624.2500.

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