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Telepresence is an interesting new research area that has the potential to enhance the quality and overall experience of communication between distant locations above and beyond what has been possible with phones and newer videoconferencing abilities. The primary addition to the other forms of communication is a physical avatar as a representation of a person, this representation uses live video and audio systems mounted on a robotic platform. The benefits of using an avatar in a conversation stem from the physical presence, mobility, and interaction aspects of communication that are important in human communications.