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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
 

nagromme

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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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roland.g

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Where is the sticky that says "If Facetime crashed, please restart me."
 
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angrynstupid

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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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Kwill

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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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