Say Hello to Mobi: The First Robotic Attendee at IMEX America 2013

EventMobi is excited to continue their tradition of embracing cutting-edge technology by bringing a revolutionary new robotic tool for event interaction to the IMEX America 2013 event this year.  “Mobi,” as the robot is affectionately called by the EventMobi team, will allow multiple participants from around the world to freely, physically roam the actual IMEX floor, attend sessions, and even mix and mingle with other attendees without leaving their offices.  It’s virtual to the nth degree.

From the EventMobi Virginia office, I’ve been working with my Berlin-based colleague Thorben Grosser to test Mobi at a few smaller events in the lead up to IMEX. Thorben was able to login and drive Mobi, becoming a robotic attendee by steering and controlling the unit from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Chrome browser.  From the comfort of his office in Berlin, Thorben virtually wandered the venue with me and interacted with attendees at an event in Palm Beach, FL.

If you are attending IMEX, in Las Vegas Oct 15-17, look for Mobi on the floor or visit the EventMobi booth #3456 to see the robot attendee live. You can say hi to Thorben in Berlin or others that will be taking Mobi for a spin.