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Travel robot stays behind while you fly, takes care of business
"I really wanted to greet him and be part of the meeting in a bigger way than I could be on speakerphone," Blackwell tells Entreprenur.
The answer, described as "Skype on a Segway only more geeked-out" was Blackwell's "personal avatar". The $15,000, 35-pound, two-wheeled, self-balancing travel robot has two-way audio and video so users can interact remotely with co-workers or customers.
Called "QB" (because the first model was QA), the personal avatar has a microphone, speakers, a 5-megapixel camera and a GPS-size video screen on its head, which is attached to its mobile bottom with an adjustable pole. QB connects to the Internet through Wi-Fi.
"Be part of the action at work from home or anywhere" says Anybots on its website. "All you need is a web browser to interact with the whole office, lab, factory, or warehouse. QB glides around smoothly and quietly, giving you total access and presence."
Test drives are available Monday through Friday from 5 AM to 6 PM Pacific.
Flickr photo by peyri