Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?rip_id=<DA3BHCN80@news.ap.org>&ps=1011

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.

    But Goecker isn't in California. He's more than 2,300 miles away, working at home in Seymour, Indiana.

    It's all made possible by the Beam — a mobile video-conferencing machine that he can drive around the Palo Alto offices and workshops of Suitable Technologies. The 5-foot-tall device, topped with a large video screen, gives him a physical presence that makes him and his colleagues feel like he's actually there..................

    Suitable Technologies, which makes the Beam, is now one of more than a dozen companies that sell so-called telepresence robots. These remote-controlled machines are equipped with video cameras, speakers, microphones and wheels that allow users to see, hear, talk and "walk" in faraway locations.............


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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    That scares the living daylights out of me.
     
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    Next year I want one of those to do my Christmas shopping for me.
     

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