The WSJ Tried Robotic Telecommuting And It Didn’t Really Work

This is a fun little diversion about an Austin-based WSJ reporter who spent some time controlling a robot that was in the WSJ offices in NYC. Basically she controlled this remote controlled rolling robot with a Skype screen on its face, and she roamed around the office and talked to people. She doesn’t specifically say it’s awkward, but I can’t imagine it not being awkward (“um why can’t we just IM like normals”). Takeaway: Nope, still not the future.



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