The Double Robotics Office Robot

Aired:  12/03/13 Views: 27,623

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 STAY

ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF

TECHNOLOGY, EVERY TIME THEY

ANNOUNCE A NEW TECH DEVICE I AM

THE FIRST ONE TO RECEIVE A ALERT

ON MY BEEPER.

THAT IS TELLING ME RIGHT NOW TO

CHECK THE OLD FAX MACHINE.

>> WHAT'S THAT? I GET 1,000

FREE AOL MINUTES? I CAN FINALLY

FINISH DOWN LOWING THAT PICTURE

OF TERI HATCHER! FORCE.

>> FOLKS, THAT IS WHY I WAS SO

EXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT AN

AMAZING NEW PRODUCT FROM DOUBLE

ROBOTICS.

>> WHEN YOU NEED TO BE IN THE

OFFICE BUT CAN'T BE THERE, HOW

ABOUT HAVING A ROBOT STAND IN

YOUR PLACE? THAT'S THE IDEA

WITH DOUBLE, DOUBLE IS THE IPAD

CAMERA AS YOUR REMOTE EYE,

DOUBLE IS WHAT BUSINESSES WHO

WANT TO HAVE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE

IN THE OFFICE.

>> IT'S LIKE YOU'RE ACTUALLY

RIGHT HERE!

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

A MOBILE ROBOT THAT GIVES

TELECOMMUTERS A LIFE LIKE

PRESENCE AT THE OFFICE, AS LONG

AS THAT OFFICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

STAIRS.

>> NOW, SURE, BEFORE THE DOUBLE

CAME ALONG YOU COULD SKYPE WITH

YOUR COWORKERS, BUT THAT ROBS

YOU OF THE MOST FUN PART OF THE

WORKDAY THE VALUABLE TIME YOU

SPEND WALKING FROM ROOM TO ROOM.

>> EVEN OFFICE AFFAIRS ARE

EASIER WITH A DOUBLE, NOW YOU

CAN STAY AT HOME WHILE STILL

GETTING IT ON WITH YOUR

ASSISTANT VANESSA IN THE BROOM

CLOSET OR SKYPING JANET FROM

ACCOUNTS AND MAKING A THREE-WAY.

BUT DON'T FORGET TO USE SURGE

PROTECTION.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE -- YES,

PEOPLE LOVE JANICE.

PEOPLE LOVE JANET.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE WITH THE

DOUBLE IS THAT THAT IF EVERYBODY

STARTS TELECOMMUTING TO THE

OFFICE THERE WILL BE NO ONE LEFT

TO PICK UP ALL THE OVERTURNED

ROBOTS.

IF YOU'RE AS COMMITTED TO

PRODUCTIVITY AS I AM, YOU'LL

BRING THE DOUBLE WITH YOU TO

WORK, FIRST OF ALL YOU CAN USE

THE CAR POOL LANE, AND BEST OF

ALL THE DOUBLE SAVES MONEY BY

ELIMINATING EXPENSIVE STAFF LIKE

BY UNPAID INTERN, JAY THE

INTERN, SPEAKING OF WHICH I CAN

GO 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.

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>> 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 VERY

IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU.

>> YES?

>> Stephen: TALK TO THE STICK!

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE FIRED.

>> BUT WHO WILL BRING YOU YOUR

COFFEE?

>> Stephen: GIVE IT TO THE

STICK! THANK YOU.

NOW, ADIOS, YOU PARASITE, COME

ON, GET OUT OF HERE.

>> OKAY.

NOW THAT THAT UGLY BUSINESS IS

OVER, 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.

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>> Stephen: JAY! JAY? WE

WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

JAY, ARE YOU THERE?

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