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  1. Jun 2021
    1. A librarian in Bologna, Italy, is invitedby a colleague in Michiganto tour her library. She is not planning any immediate travel. She plans instead to visit while sitting at her desk in her office. She downloads software on her computer and awakens a telepresence robot (TR) in Kalamazoo, MI, which becomes her eyes, ears, andlegs, allowing her to drive around the librarytaking in the sights and services and conversing with her colleague, library staff, and patrons she encounters along the way. Telepresence robottechnology offers people the opportunity to visit someone across a building or across the world without having to leave their chair.