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Canberra company takes robot presence to the world



David Robson playing chess with robot in aged care facility

David Robson, an aged care resident, and his robot, which he has fondly named Bluey, play a game of chess with his son via one of the robots developed by Canberra company Robots4Good. Photo: Supplied.

Missing large sections of time at school due to illness, or detecting a fall in an aged care facility are just two examples of where robots are making a huge difference to people’s lives thanks to the innovation of a Canberra company behind the technology.

Some robots can even play chess, albeit via a user on the other side of the screen.

Developed by Canberra company Robots4Good, its CEO and social innovator Megan Gilmour co-founded the company with Marcus Dawe four years ago.

Now, more than 120 telepresence robots, which provide a…

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