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Macworld: Double Robotics + iPad
= Never leave your house again

Los Angeles Times, by Chris O´Brien

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Posted By:LOL Thomas, 2/2/2013 2:53:07 PM

Stand by the Double Robotics booth at the Macworld trade show, and you hear the same thing over and over again as people walk by: "I would never have to leave the house again." Or: "I would never have to go to the office again." That´s the reaction to the Double, a remote-controlled robot stand that will be available this spring for $2,000. (Snip) Insert an iPad on top of the Double and download the company's app on that iPad and another iOS device. Use the second iOS device to steer the Double from miles away. The robot uses sensors and gyroscopes (much like the Segway) to stay balanced.

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The next phase in technological evolution . . . ?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/2/2013 3:02:59 PM     (No. 9154649)

I´ve been lucky enough to "telecommute" for awhile now. Take a break when I want. Play with the pets. No dress code.
The UPS guy hates it when I answer the door with no pants.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 2/2/2013 3:38:48 PM     (No. 9154690)

I look forward to the Android version ...

... or better yet - the open source model.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/2/2013 5:25:33 PM     (No. 9154796)

Who needs legs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Barkingkangaroo, 2/2/2013 6:56:23 PM     (No. 9154923)

Is it just me, or did anyone else think:

What happens if the thing gets knocked over? Does it get back up by itself? It looks kinda wimpy.

What keeps anyone from just taking your IPad off that thing and walking away? If you´re not there, what´s stopping them?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: busterman, 2/2/2013 8:32:47 PM     (No. 9155020)

I believe the correct term is: virtual presence device

Kudos to those who pick up on the reference :-D

#4: Nothing if you use one of these anywhere but Texas.

Down here, our version will be 4WD with a 6 inch lift kit, cow catcher, powered by a V8, diesel is an option, and a rotary ´arm´ with .45 ACP, 12 gauge and .308. The other ´arm´ will hold our beer.

In the summer it´ll ´wear´ a straw cowboy hat and in the Fall/Winter a felt one made by either Resistol or Stetson.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Manitouman, 2/2/2013 9:20:21 PM     (No. 9155054)

Hey Busterman, real trucks don´t have spark plugs.

Just sayin.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: busterman, 2/2/2013 9:32:39 PM     (No. 9155063)

lol! touche!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/3/2013 12:03:00 AM     (No. 9155174)

I could not view the video on my IPad because I assume it was in Flash. So much for the greatness of using IPads to power sophisticated devices.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ualslosar, 2/3/2013 1:01:50 AM     (No. 9155208)

I´d like the insult model, please...

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