Double is a remotely operated robot that serves as a mobile platform for video conferencing (video). An iPad provides the camera and screen for video conferencing, while a slender adjustable height stand and stabilized side-by-side wheels provide mobility. The user can control the robot from anywhere using an iPad/iPhone app or web interface. Double is being developed by Double Robotics in Mountain View, CA. The first robots are expected to ship in December.
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.
via Cult of Mac