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08 September
2010

Telepresence has been a research topics for at least a couple of decades and plays an important role in several kinds of scientific exploration, notably undersea and in outer space. Recently, the use of telepresence was features in the New York Times, perhaps potentiated by the movie Avatar.

The article is entitled "The Boss Is Robotic, and Rolling Up Behind You" and the link is:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/science/05robots.html?ref=science

and it discusses the use of mobile (wheeled)
robotic telepresence to attend meetings at the workplace while your
physical body is geographically removed.

I am not sure of a lot of scientific (i.e. conclusive) evidence for mobile telepresence being better than static screens, but it is both somewhat
intuitive and also a commonly held belief in the robotics community.


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