Video: Double Robotics Gives Telecommuters a Virtual Office Presence
Double Robotics has developed an iPad-driven telepresence robot that allows people who telecommute to be present in an office virtually even if they’re not there physically. The robot is basically a rolling iPad on wheels that a driver controls remotely via an iOS device or Google Chrome on a Mac or PC. (Source: Double Robotics)
So you consider Double a "logged in and unattended" computer then, Battar? I am just trying to understand if that's what you mean. The thing is, someone is remote controlling the robot from home, so it won't be unattended at all. The person ultimately will be in control of its actions. If you mean something else, forgive me for not understanding!
Security issues? Tell me about it, in a previous job I was responsible for data security. Here's the vulnerability - leave your phone on your desk while you pop out for a bathroom break, and when you come back you'll see your telepresence robot chasing the CTO down the hallway.
(leaving computers logged in and unattended is one of the biggest security breaches)
Ha, Dilbert...always ahead of his time! Well, I am not sure about hacking into this system, but you could be right. The thing is, iOS is pretty stable and hackers don't tend to target its vulnerabilities (if there are any--of course there are) the way they target Windows. I don't see it having any security issues any more than any other PC or Mac connected to a company network.
Yes, and you're definitely right, Pubudu, there are a lot of public benefits to using something like this to make a "public" appearance. As the adoption of Double expands, perhaps this will be one way it is utilized.
@Elizabeth: Indeed and I have personal experience in my country itself. Even though there are so many technology evolved and are more powerful, still they need the security to go with them physically. I have no idea why but that is the nature. Maybe they are kind of used to it.
Those are also good ideas for uses, Pubudu, especially the political one. it definitely could save on security, although I think it would lack that personal factor politicians like to give when they press the public flesh. But perhaps it could just supplement these appearances sometimes.
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