This is a cool idea from a US based firm Double Robotics, it uses an iPad and a mobile stand that is remotely controlled by the users iOS powered device or laptop, it’s great for meetings, visiting galleries and even lectures at universities. But somehow, I think that we have seen this somewhere before, maybe on the Big Bang Theory, with the virtual presence device, Shelbot that allowed Sheldon to meet with Steve Wozniak at the Cheesecake Factory!
This is the background on the Double Robotics “Double” iPad transporter;
Double is the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there. The minimalist design and intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to freely move around without inconveniencing others. You can stay at eye level, whether sitting or standing, by adjusting your height remotely, which makes conversations fluid and real. Retractable kickstands will automatically deploy to conserve power when you are not moving around. Efficient motors and lightweight design give Double the ability to last all day without recharging the battery.
The price is expected to be around $2,000 in the US and £1,300 in the UK
Source [Geeks Are Sexy]