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Intelligent Machines

Boss on Wheels

Remember the Segway? It never quite revolutionized transportation, but a similar mobility technology now underpins this tele­presence robot, called Anybot. It glides on two wheels around an office or factory to let workers videoconference with the boss, who can control the contraption from a remote keyboard. The Anybot is equipped with an obstacle-sensing and guidance system to avoid crashing into things.

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Product: Anybot

Cost: $15,000

Availability: November

Source: www.anybots.com

Company: Anybots

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