Telepresence brings first robot internship

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We've seen how telepresence robots can help bedridden art lovers explore museums, or dispense prescription drugs to patients in remote locations. Now, ad agency 360i is using the technology to create a ‘robot’ intern. For five hours a week, one successful internship applicant will be present in 360i’s offices using the BeamPro telepresence robot from Suitable Tech. The mobile, four-feet high robots enable the remote intern to shadow employees, and communicate via the two way screens for meetings and presentations. Unfortunately, due to a lack of arms, the intern won’t be able to go on coffee runs. The agency wants…

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