September 11, 2012 AT 12:00 am

Your Body Double Could Be This Robot Some Call ‘FaceTime On Wheels’

Your Body Double Could Be This Robot Some Call ‘FaceTime On Wheels’ @ Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ.

Though the first one hasn’t even come off the production line yet, the makers of a new “telepresence” robot called the “Double” attracted more than $1 million worth of preorders within three weeks.

“It’s a Segway for your iPad,” quipped David Cann, founder and chief executive of Miami-based Double Robotics, at Y Combinator’s Demo Day in August, where he showed off the robot’s capabilities to investors.

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