Meet Robot Boss, Your Worst Office Nightmare

 

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When I first saw it, I wasn't sure what I was looking at. I thought somebody had attached an iPad to a pole and wheels. Then I saw my boss' face featured prominently on the iPad's screen, whizzing around the office.

He was telecommuting using Double, the new telepresence robot. Unlike dialing into a conference call over the phone or using a webcam for meetings, Double actually lets you have a physical presence in the office — well, kind of. It can be quite startling at times when you turn to see a robot looking over your shoulder as you work.

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