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The Robot That Visits Your Cubicle

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posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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When I saw this article, the first thing that crossed my mind was the movie Surrogates. I can't help but feel that this is the direction humanity is headed in. The question is, do we really want/need robots to take our place in the office or in a social setting for that matter? Anyhow, something similar to Surrogates is certainly way off in the future, but it is a future possibility nonetheless.


(CNN) -- When Trevor Blackwell, CEO of a company called Anybots, wants to know what his employees are up to, he sends a robot to their cubicles.



The 5-foot-6, 35-pound robot contains a video camera, a still camera and a microphone. From a laptop, Blackwell can see everything the robot sees. He hears what the robot hears. And, when he talks, the robot projects his voice.



Blackwell says that this is how the office of tomorrow will work. Within a year or so, he says, every office in Silicon Valley, California, will have about one telepresence robot for every 10 employees.


Source: www.cnn.com...




posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 11:36 AM
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hooray robo-policing accustomation!

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