Robots Help Atlanta Players Visit Kids In Hospital

ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta United players recently visited patients virtually using robots at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital.

Atlanta United and the Atlanta Falcons have acquired OhmniLabs’ Ohmni Telepresence Robots, sponsored by AT&T. The robots will be used to deliver community relations programs for both teams in a virtual capacity.

“One of the core values of the Blank Family of Businesses is to innovate continuously, and we are thrilled to serve our community through this inventive and safe approach,” said Chris Millman, AMB Sports + Entertainment Vice President of Community Relations in a statement. “We are excited to leverage this technology so that we can continue to create memorable moments. AT&T made it possible for us to execute this program and we are grateful to them for supporting our mission despite all of the challenges the pandemic has presented.”

As a result of having to adapt initiatives to be fully virtual, Atlanta United searched for technology that would allow the club to interact with patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta during Unite & Conquer Cancer Month in September.

The Atlanta Falcons said they plan to utilize the robot during various community events throughout the season, including an upcoming Halloween themed visit at Children’s. The robot will also be used at events during the Thanksgiving and Holiday season to give Atlanta Falcons players an opportunity to interact with fans throughout the community.

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