Spacer login




We're transforming human interaction in an increasingly virtual world.
Finally, a personal and natural way to collaborate, check in and be present, no matter where you are.



We're transforming human interaction in an increasingly virtual world.
Finally, a personal and natural way to collaborate, check in and be present, no matter where you are.


40% of Fortune 50 companies use Beam.


Robotics is a close companion to telepresence technology, and we love keeping tabs on how it’s also moving society forward in surprisingly human ways. Here are three innovations that captured our attention and imagination this summer.

Working Together

Perhaps the ultimate bonding experience with a robot is the one you create yourself. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory wants to give that ability to beginners, so it has developed Robogami – think origami for robots – to allow novices to fashion a robotic design in minutes and put it together in a few hours.

It starts with mixing and matching parts from a catalog on a computer, then defining the torso and the way it moves. Need expert advice? The program can simulate your robot’s movements on screen to see if the design works, and it can make suggestions if you get stuck. When you’re happy with your creation, you print the robot’s parts as flat, foldable components – hence the Robogami mashup. Welcome to robots on demand.

Taking a Walk

While robots are getting out more on their own, they’re also being used to help humans find their stride. University of Houston researchers have developed a brain-computer interface, which, when supplemented with a virtual walking avatar, can control gait. The researchers hope the protocol will someday help patients recovering from a stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities to walk again.

Researchers demonstrated that a brain-machine interface can promote and enhance cortical involvement during walking. Using brain monitoring, they determined which parts of the brain were involved in an activity and created an algorithm from the data to then translate the subject’s intentions into actions.

Imperfect by Design

Robotic technology isn’t  only making strides in the manufacturing and medical worlds, it’s also hitting home more and more. Cornell University’s creative robot designer Guy Hoffman envisions a more warm and fuzzy approach to robotic design. Hoffman’s lab and Google ZOO are collaborating on a robot called Blossom, constructed of wool and wood – warm, natural materials that allow designers to make each one just a little bit different.

Blossom is supposed to be soft inside and outside with a compliant internal structure that enables movements unique to a particular unit. Think of it as a way to give a robot personality, flaws and all. After all, it’s much easier to bond with beings that aren’t perfect.

Home2.0 Mobility


Break free from conference room walls, geographic borders and time constraints using Beam Presence® to go from here to virtually anywhere. This freedom to move within an environment in a natural, more human way opens up new avenues of professional and personal communications.

Home2.0 Security


Beam was built from the ground up with our own proprietary software and algorithms. Using industry-standard technology such as TLS/SSL, AES-256, and HMAC-SHA1, Beam encrypts all communication that travels through our system to ensure your calls remain private and secure.

Home2.0 Collab 3


Roll up to your colleagues to troubleshoot, review artwork, or give a killer presentation. Beam has transformed the way individuals, teams and companies interact and work together. Professional relationships are stronger, corporate culture more cohesive, and creative projects more successful.

  • “It's amazing.”

    — Veronica Belmont

  • “The things we can do with technology these days.”

    — W Magazine

  • “It's super awesome.”

    — TMZ

  • “This can seriously change the way distance affects people’s lives.”

    — Time

  • “Beam is behavior changing technology.”

    — Wired

  • “More natural interaction than expected!”

    — @NikkiFinnemore

  • “More than just a cool toy.”

    — Sputnik News

  • “This is the power of Beam, or more broadly the power of technology.”

    — Edward Snowden

  • “Beam [is] more than just another piece of office technology.”

    — Alejandro Alba

  • “It works really well.”

    — Wired

  • “Saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel costs and time.”

    — Geoff Rehnert

  • “I was super impressed...Everything worked perfectly.”

    — Paul Bradford

  • “It's very much like being there.”

    — Geoff Rehnert

  • “It allows me to...see my kiddos before they head off to practice or bed.”

    — Customer Review

  • “It works amazingly well.”

    — Nick Grossman