Telepresence Robotics Corporation, known as TRC, is addressing the largest problem facing the exponentially growing commercial robot market. TRC’s next generation development platform lets OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers) produce TRC-compatible commercial robots with a lower development cost, greater flexibility, and much faster time to market. 3rd party software developers and I.T. departments will create robot apps that will run on all of these new off-the-shelf robots. And commercial robot users will get the greatest value for their hardware due to the network effect as more robot apps are brought to market in the TRC Robot App Store and partner cloud services. This will cause an explosion of practical uses of robots in human environments.