Nanalyze September 15, 2020

Sometimes it takes a while before a technology goes mainstream. One prerequisite is a name that conveys what the technology does while sounding good on a boardroom whiteboard. For example, the word “telexistence” seems to describe being able to exist in a particular place remotely. It’s an idea we wrote about four years ago in a piece titled “Real-Time Virtual Reality (VR) – The Ultimate Experience.”

What we described as “real-time virtual reality” is now being referred to as telexistence. Basically, it’s when a human operator uses virtual reality to control a robot from any location, provided both the human operator and robot have access to high-speed bandwidth to ensure there’s no lag that interferes with the process. (With 5G right around...