Telepresence Robots Send You across the Globe from Home

Ever wish a sick co-worker would’ve just worked from home rather than bring their plague to the office, or look longingly at the transporters from Star Trek the night before you have to leave for a work trip? Maybe you’re just a little socially awkward. One solution to those problems is a telepresence robot.

Telepresence robots are basically mobile video conference machines. The robots have been designed with a screen for viewers to interact with, as well as speakers to project your voice. Users can control the robot via the Internet, using a program or app. Along with communications ability, telepresence robots are wheeled to give the remote user the ability to move around.

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