Robot Tech Elevates Digital Meetings

Ever wanted to be a robot?

There's no doubt that at some point in our lives, we've all imagined what it would be like to be a robot.

Well, two Accor hotels in Brisbane have revealed an innovative way for meeting and event attendees unable to physically attend to be in the room.

After many months in and out of lockdown and Zoom fatigue stoking the desire to return to events in-person, the dual-branded Pullman and Mercure Brisbane King George Square have introduced the 'iRoller', which enables conference attendees to occupy a rolling device and maintain a virtual presence remotely.

The iRoller is provided by technology company Telein.

The device is a Segway-like podium on wheels, with a tablet device attached at head height displaying the delegate's face. Each unit is priced from AUD$850.

From their home base, the delegate can navigate the room with 360-degree functionality, viewing and interacting with everything as if they were really there.

Pullman and Mercure Brisbane King George Square's general manager, Michael Daviss, said launching the iRoller was the logical next step in meeting the changing demands of guests and clients.

Video calls and virtual meetings are the new norm, and the iRoller elevates this experience.