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MacRumors
Jun 6, 2011, 10:09 AM
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In the center of the WWDC madness, Taptic Toys (http://www.taptictoys.com/) was showing off a telepresence robot based around the iPad and Facetime. So, instead of going to the office, you can send your robot in your place. They are using a Mi-Fi device to get around Facetime's Wi-Fi requirement. Seems just to be a prototype, so they are gauging interest for an actual device.

Article Link: iPad Facetime Telepresence Robot at WWDC (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/06/ipad-facetime-telepresence-robot-at-wwdc/)



hollerz
Jun 6, 2011, 10:17 AM
http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2610/robotk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/704/robotk.jpg/)

nagromme
Jun 6, 2011, 10:18 AM
Looks like he was grabbing the wheel to stop her from escaping! I think she must really be trapped inside the thing. Scary!

AlligatorBloodz
Jun 6, 2011, 10:28 AM
"JETSON!!!!!! You're FIRED!"

roland.g
Jun 6, 2011, 10:34 AM
Where is the sticky that says "If Facetime crashed, please restart me."

PorterRocks
Jun 6, 2011, 10:36 AM
That's awesome. I would totally buy one if they decide to build them.

42streetsdown
Jun 6, 2011, 10:37 AM
cute girl on the iPad

angrynstupid
Jun 6, 2011, 10:45 AM
Cool - no more commuting to work. The office will smell a lot better too without all the obese bods shuffling about aimlessly.

b0blndsy
Jun 6, 2011, 01:04 PM
"JETSON!!!!!! You're FIRED!"

LOL..

Interesting stuff, will keep an eye on the further updates on this.

rominaespinosa
Jun 6, 2011, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the post! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. (:

rominaespinosa
Jun 6, 2011, 01:55 PM
cute girl on the iPad

Thanks! ^_^

rominaespinosa
Jun 6, 2011, 01:55 PM
Looks like he was grabbing the wheel to stop her from escaping! I think she must really be trapped inside the thing. Scary!

Maybe I am! :P

Kwill
Jun 6, 2011, 05:22 PM
Until someone at the office thinks it will be cute to throw a bag over your robot's head or hide your attached iPad in a locked desk.

To be successful, the robot needs to include 007 defensive maneuvers... tacks, tear gas, flames, missiles.

M87
Jun 7, 2011, 02:10 AM
This is slightly disturbing.

phpmaven
Jun 8, 2011, 07:52 PM
I kept waiting for that FrankenSegway to run into something and faceplant the iPad into the sidewalk shattering the screen. :p