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The other challenge with all these telepresence approaches is the need for relatively high speed internet connections. The specs for this product say it needs 2Mbps up and down. This is fairly fast. My internet connection would qualify most of the time. But my mother's would not.

In contrast, Facetime works quite well with a much slower connection speed. Perhaps with time the robots will also be able to use slower connections. This will be pretty critical for wider adoption in my opinion, as a world where all elderly people have 2Mbps upstream connections seems a bit far off to me.