Home Digital Slideshow: Meet Cisco's resident robot By Stephanie Chan Cisco's Ava 500 makes collaboration happen anywhere. March 07, 2016 Brittany Coletti uses the Ava 500 to walk around Cisco's Building 10 during National Hug Day. Free Hugs for everyone! Cisco’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Karen Walker sends a friendly wave to the hug-giving robot. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Fran Katsoudas opts for a high-five. Hollye Taylor, also known as “Virtual Hollye”, rolls her way through a Cisco kitchen. Hollye was able to control the Ava 500 in San Jose, California, from her location in Texas. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins chats with resident Ava driver Justin Riray.