iPad Facetime Telepresence Robot at WWDC

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    In the center of the WWDC madness, Taptic Toys 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
     
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    Looks like he was grabbing the wheel to stop her from escaping! I think she must really be trapped inside the thing. Scary!
     
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    Where is the sticky that says "If Facetime crashed, please restart me."
     
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    That's awesome. I would totally buy one if they decide to build them.
     
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    Not so stinky

    Cool - no more commuting to work. The office will smell a lot better too without all the obese bods shuffling about aimlessly.
     
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    LOL..

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

    Thanks for the post! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. :)
     
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    Thanks! ^_^
     
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    Maybe I am! :p
     
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    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.
     
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    I kept waiting for that FrankenSegway to run into something and faceplant the iPad into the sidewalk shattering the screen. :p
     

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