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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

iPad Robot- A Human Alternate!

Telepresence Robot
 Next time you are too busy to attend a party, you can send your virtual counterpart, an iPad robot instead! The 'Double' robot priced at $2,000 can turn your iPad into a 'virtual you' that can be sent anywhere in the world, the Daily Mail reported. 

 It can move around, all controlled by your own iPad, and even adjust its height to make sure you are always at eye level, its owners have said. The gadget could be used to attend meetings, meet friends for lunch, and even visit art galleries around the world. 

 "You can stay at eye level, whether sitting or standing, by adjusting your height remotely, which makes conversations fluid and real," the firm behind the design, 'Double Robotics' was quoted as saying by the paper. 

"Efficient motors and lightweight design give 'Double' the ability to last all day without recharging the battery," it said. The robot is based around a single wheel, which balances the robot as it moves, rather like a Segway. 

A retractable kickstand automatically deploys to conserve power when you are not moving around. The gadget has already proved a huge success , the firm said, with the first run already sold out, it said in a blog post.

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