The "Double" Telepresence Robot

Telepresence is one of those science fiction-y terms that can make people nervous. It just means using some kind of technology to allow you to "be" somewhere you physically are not - a phone could be though of as a simple example of a telepresence device, if you like. So, the basic idea of the Double - the name given to the contraption shown below - is that you take something similar to a mini Segway-type device with a vertical stand attached, and slap an iPad on it with some controlling software. Voila - a little robot you can use to make your self known around campus (or wherever).

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