Beam telepresence bot can vaporize your business travel
The $16,950 Beam robot and charger let you robot around from the comfort of home.
(Credit: Suitable Technologies)
If you’re getting sick and tired of flying to another city for a few unproductive meetings, you don’t have to dream of a day when telepresence robots will make that totally unnecessary.
Beam from Suitable Technologies, a spinoff of Willow Garage, is a new addition to the growing field of remote-operated robots that project your presence into a distant location. Like other telepresence bots, it’s basically a webcam on wheels, letting you roam around offices or factories to chat…
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