Application and use of telepresence robots in libraries and information center services: Prospect and challenges

Jha, Sanjay Kumar (2023) Application and use of telepresence robots in libraries and information center services: Prospect and challenges. Library Hi Tech News, 40 (10). pp. 9-13. ISSN 0741-9058

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The purpose of this paper is to explore how robots are being used in libraries and information centers to transform their services and what are the future possibilities and trends in the application of robots in libraries.
Through a review of the literature, this paper analyzes various library websites and consults literature relating to the use of telepresence robots in libraries; the current application of robots in libraries has been enumerated along with case studies of libraries currently adopting telepresence robots.
With the practical examples of libraries using different types of robots, this study summarizes diverse activities of artificial intelligence-mediated robots. The uses of telepresence technology in libraries help to enhance library services, reach new users and provide a more inclusive and accessible library experience. Telepresence robots enhance the quality and accessibility of library services, expand library outreach and provide new opportunities for virtual engagement and programming. The application of telepresence robots in libraries can offer many benefits, but there are also several challenges that libraries must address to ensure successful implementation.
Social implications
This study will motivate libraries and library professionals to take advantage of adopting telepresence robots in library and information center services and further accelerate library operations in the right direction.
This paper highlights how the introduction of telepresence robots in libraries improves services and productivity and creates a more engaging environment for the user group. The benefits and challenges of using robots in the library and the future trend in the application of telepresence robots in libraries are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence | Machine learning | Humanoid Robot | Telepresence Robot | Robotic Technology | Application of Robots in Libraries
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Computer Science
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Library and Information Science
JGU School/Centre: Global Library
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2023 12:40
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 08:16
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