Jul 19, 2015 11:06 AM

Nashua robots moving south: robotics firm bought by Mass. company


NASHUA - A company that makes robots with video-conferencing screens to help the housebound connect with the outside world has been bought out by a Massachusetts company and will be leaving New Hampshire.

According to The Telegraph of Nashua, VGo Communications has been bought by another robotics firm, Vecna Technologies, and is moving to Cambridge, Mass.

VGo builds robots that can be remotely controlled, with screens that allow people to see and interact with others, allowing, for example, sick children at home to participate in class remotely or nurses to check in with home-bound patients.

Vecna makes robots used to deliver supplies or haul loads. Hospitals within the Partners Health­Care network in Boston are among Vecna's customers.

The two companies have worked together in the past.

The companies said em­ployees are being moved from the Nashua office to Vecna's headquarters in Cambridge.

Daniel Theobald, Vecna's chief technology officer and founder, said the company will continue to support and build on VGo's technology.

VGo was founded in 2007 by iRobot alumnus Tom Ryden.


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