Robotic telepresence provides value if you need to move around and determine when you go, when you arrive. If you just want to do a call with a bunch of people in a conference room, there are Polycom, Skpye, and other tools,” says Tim Lenihan, director of business strategy at Anybots, Santa Clara, CA, a company that has been building web-based communication systems for over a decade now. “We look for applications that have a strong value and where you clearly cannot use fixed video conferencing,” he adds.