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Attack of the Telepresence Robots!

DeviceGuru (1136715) writes | about a year and a half ago

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DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "A handful of innovative high-tech startups have recently emerged to create a new market: remote telepresence robots. With one of these robotic Avatars, you can wander around in the remote environment, chatting with coworkers and managers, attending meetings, and solving problems encountered through those interactions. InformationWeek's Telepresence Robot Smackdown compares five such bots — the MantaroBot TeleMe, VGo Communications VGo, Anybots QB, Suitable Technologies Beam, and Revolve Robotics Kubi — and includes short videos demonstrating each. As the article concludes, 'bear in mind that what we're witnessing here is the emergence of a new industry; and if Moore's Law applies here as it does to so many IT spheres, it won't be long before these gadgets are inexpensive, commonplace, and far more flexible and intelligent. Let's just hope they don't get too smart and decide to take over!'"
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This is so stupid I could wretch (1)

Press2ToContinue (2424598) | about a year and a half ago | (#42560901)

After seeing an article like this I fear for the future of humankind - specifically I fear that our future will be ruled by an army of infantile "news reporters" that proclaim stupid shit like this is our future.

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