Double Robotics' Robot Puts Virtual Teleportation at Your Fingertips
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Today's exciting modern technology comes with plenty of old-fashioned hand-wringing. Kids don't play outside anymore! Texting has replaced talking! You can't sit through a civilized dinner without somebody spending the evening with his face buried in his iPhone!
If you're a Luddite who hates these modern trends, get ready for your next space-age nightmare. If, on the other hand, you accept these situations as side-effects of a world evolving for the better, get ready to totally geek out.
Tech company Double Robotics -- with its spokesperson, Coral Gables native actress Romina -- has created a robotic iPad extension that lets you virtually transport yourself to far-away locations via your touchscreen.
The company's latest product, Double, is a "telepresence" robot that allows you to be in two places at once -- virtually, anyway. Much more than a webcam, Double is fully mobile. Hook it up to a second or third generation iPad, and the machine makes its way around any space. So you can attend meetings virtually, tour facilities, even chit chat around the water cooler -- all while never having to leave the comfort of your own home.
This high-tech tool for busy businesspeople and social anxiety victims alike is being touted by a "Hollywood liason" who hails from the 305. Coral Gables' own Romina, an actress, author, singer, and self-professed nerd, left South Florida for L.A. to pursue her career at the age of 18. Her most recent project is promoting Double to the world.