The workplace in the 21st Century is a collaborative, dynamic and increasingly technologically sophisticated environment. Whether you work in the City, on Wall Street, Waterloo, the East Coast to Austin, Millennials are adopting new technologies at an astounding rate to boost workflow efficiencies and accuracies.
From Slack to Trello and Tableau - I can’t think of a better time to start pushing the boundaries of this space for the introduction and integration of workplace automata.
AI has been a corporate buzzword for for a few years now, but whilst we’re yet to see any fully-fledged working example of an IBM Watson acting as the MD’s J.A.R.V.I.S to a Stark, I’m yet to hear of any office-based physical needs for robots.
With this in mind, and working in such an environment myself, I wanted to start a discussion on how robots, and more specifically Misty, can be positioned to thrive in a corporate environment. We’ve heard a lot about about what we’d like to see Misty do in our homes, but let’s see how we can apply similar ideation of features and scenarios where a robot can not only augment the intelligence and workflow in an office environment BUT can transform it!
Here’s are two thought to kick-start the discussion:
Having a Misty in every meeting room to log attendance through employee facial recognition, greet attendees and take commands like: “Start and project my video conference Misty” OR “Please remind/find John that the meeting has started, he’s late” OR "Can you order us some coffee and water for the table Misty’?
Text Recognition and Document Sharing capabilities to allow an employee to request Misty visit their desk, for the employee to hold up a document in front of Misty, for Misty to scan this and take a command of where to save or share it in a cloud-based docs sharing folder for other colleagues to access.
What do you think we could do in this space?