The Double Robotics Office Robot

  • Aired:  12/03/13
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A tech company invents an iPad-mounted robot to provide telecommuters with a virtual stand-in. (4:06)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

NATION, YOU KNOW I LIKE TO STAYON THE CUTTING EDGE OF

TECHNOLOGY, EVERY TIME THEYANNOUNCE A NEW TECH DEVICE I AM

THE FIRST ONE TO RECEIVE A ALERTON MY BEEPER.

THAT IS TELLING ME RIGHT NOW TOCHECK THE OLD FAX MACHINE.

>> WHAT'S THAT? I GET 1,000FREE AOL MINUTES? I CAN FINALLY

FINISH DOWN LOWING THAT PICTUREOF TERI HATCHER! FORCE.

>> FOLKS, THAT IS WHY I WAS SOEXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT AN

AMAZING NEW PRODUCT FROM DOUBLEROBOTICS.

>> WHEN YOU NEED TO BE IN THEOFFICE BUT CAN'T BE THERE, HOW

ABOUT HAVING A ROBOT STAND INYOUR PLACE? THAT'S THE IDEA

WITH DOUBLE, DOUBLE IS THE IPADCAMERA AS YOUR REMOTE EYE,

DOUBLE IS WHAT BUSINESSES WHOWANT TO HAVE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE

IN THE OFFICE.

>> IT'S LIKE YOU'RE ACTUALLYRIGHT HERE!

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

A MOBILE ROBOT THAT GIVESTELECOMMUTERS A LIFE LIKE

PRESENCE AT THE OFFICE, AS LONGAS THAT OFFICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

STAIRS.

>> NOW, SURE, BEFORE THE DOUBLECAME ALONG YOU COULD SKYPE WITH

YOUR COWORKERS, BUT THAT ROBSYOU OF THE MOST FUN PART OF THE

WORKDAY THE VALUABLE TIME YOUSPEND WALKING FROM ROOM TO ROOM.

>> EVEN OFFICE AFFAIRS AREEASIER WITH A DOUBLE, NOW YOU

CAN STAY AT HOME WHILE STILLGETTING IT ON WITH YOUR

ASSISTANT VANESSA IN THE BROOMCLOSET OR SKYPING JANET FROM

ACCOUNTS AND MAKING A THREE-WAY.

BUT DON'T FORGET TO USE SURGEPROTECTION.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE -- YES,PEOPLE LOVE JANICE.

PEOPLE LOVE JANET.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE WITH THEDOUBLE IS THAT THAT IF EVERYBODY

STARTS TELECOMMUTING TO THEOFFICE THERE WILL BE NO ONE LEFT

TO PICK UP ALL THE OVERTURNEDROBOTS.

IF YOU'RE AS COMMITTED TOPRODUCTIVITY AS I AM, YOU'LL

BRING THE DOUBLE WITH YOU TOWORK, FIRST OF ALL YOU CAN USE

THE CAR POOL LANE, AND BEST OFALL THE DOUBLE SAVES MONEY BY

ELIMINATING EXPENSIVE STAFF LIKEBY UNPAID INTERN, JAY THE

INTERN, SPEAKING OF WHICH I CANGO FOR A NICE WARM CUP OF

COFFEE.

JAY, GET ON OUT HERE.

COME ON, JAY.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]. YES,STEPHEN?

>> DON'T TALK TO ME, JAY.

TALK TO ME.

HERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: JAY, COME ON, TALK

TO ME.

THERE YOU GO.

STOP.

THERE.

STOP THERE.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE WE ARE.

JAY, I HAVE SOMETHING VERYIMPORTANT TO TELL YOU.

>> YES?

>> Stephen: TALK TO THE STICK!

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE FIRED.

>> BUT WHO WILL BRING YOU YOURCOFFEE?

>> Stephen: GIVE IT TO THESTICK! THANK YOU.

NOW, ADIOS, YOU PARASITE, COMEON, GET OUT OF HERE.

>> OKAY.

NOW THAT THAT UGLY BUSINESS ISOVER, TIME TO ENJOY MY PIPING

HOT CUP OF JOE.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S DO THIS THING.

HERE WE GO.

YEP.

THERE WE GO.

DOWN AND IN.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: JAY! JAY? WE

WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

JAY, ARE YOU THERE?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

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