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Hands on: Double Robotics' telepresence robot for iPad

02/02, 8:21pm

Double Robotics' Double robot

A necessary byproduct of living in the future as we do appears to be the occasional bit of tech that is simultaneously very cool and remarkably impractical. Normally retailing for $2,500, and requiring the investment of at least another $500 to function, Double Robotics' Double telepresence robot fits squarely into that category. It is pretty fun to watch, though.

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Double telepresence robot uses iPads for control, comms

08/15, 7:15am

Self-balancing iPad stand includes remote height controls

Double Robotics has shown off a telepresence robot using a Segway-style method to move around and stay upright. Dubbed the Double, the self-balancing slate stand uses one iPad in the robot's holster, serving as the "face" and camera, while another is used as a remote control from another location, connecting over the Internet.

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