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Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control


  Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.
  
  From top to bottom, left to right
  
  A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)
  
  B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)
  
  C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)
  
  D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)
  
  E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)
  
  F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)
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ikenbot:

Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control


  Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.
  
  From top to bottom, left to right
  
  A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)
  
  B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)
  
  C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)
  
  D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)
  
  E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)
  
  F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)
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ikenbot:

Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control


  Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.
  
  From top to bottom, left to right
  
  A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)
  
  B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)
  
  C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)
  
  D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)
  
  E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)
  
  F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)
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ikenbot:

Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control


  Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.
  
  From top to bottom, left to right
  
  A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)
  
  B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)
  
  C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)
  
  D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)
  
  E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)
  
  F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)
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ikenbot:

Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control


  Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.
  
  From top to bottom, left to right
  
  A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)
  
  B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)
  
  C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)
  
  D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)
  
  E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)
  
  F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)
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ikenbot:

Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control


  Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.
  
  From top to bottom, left to right
  
  A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)
  
  B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)
  
  C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)
  
  D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)
  
  E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)
  
  F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)
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ikenbot:

Telepresence Today: How You Can Live By Remote Control

Telepresence technology offers people a physical presence thousands of miles away, often allowing them to move around and manipulate things, for example via a robot. It’s already changing warfare and medicine, and as the technology becomes ever more immersive, it promises to challenge the law and transform how we interact with one another.

From top to bottom, left to right

A) Long before Skype, one of the first telepresence systems in the workplace was at the US labs of Xerox-PARC in the 1980s. Via cameras and video screens, workers in Palo Alto and Portland were wired up so that they could converse face-to-face in their office or communal areas. (Image: PARC, A Xerox Company)

B) The military has adopted telepresence in a big way. It is now routinely used to control drones for surveillance and air attacks from hundreds of miles away… (Image: Rex Features)

C) …while telepresence also saves lives by keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. The Packbot, for example, permits bomb-defusing from a distance. (Image: iRobot)

D) In less hostile environments, surgeons use telepresence to control robotic arms, for example in prostate operations. This photo shows one of the most impressive instances, when surgeons in New York used the technology to remove the gall bladder of a woman in Strasbourg, France. (Image: Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/Corbis)

E) In the past few years, mobile telepresence bots such as the Anybot, Double and VGo (pictured) have entered the mass market. One use they’ve found so far is to allow children to attend school remotely. (Image: VGo Communications)

F) The telepresence robots being developed in labs – such as this one being controlled at University College London by a person in Spain – suggest the technology will become ever more immersive. Eventually these surrogates will feed back a sense of touch to their controllers, and could be operated by thought alone.(Image: courtesy of David Swapp)