Here’s a gift for the person that has everything. It’s the Double Robot and it will let you be in two places at once. Feeling under the weather and don’t feel like going to work to attend that important meeting? Let Double go for you. Double is a telepresence robot that stands 60 inches tall in “standing” mode and 47 inches in “sitting” mode. It holds a full-sized iPad on a self-balancing two wheeled pedestal that you control via an iOS device. The iPad displays your face on its screen and you will see through the iPad’s camera as you roll it around and communicate back and forth with people.
The Double Robot is available at Grand St. for $2499. That price does not include an iPad. A little too rich for your blood? Check out Romo Robot, a much smaller controllable robot that is priced at a much more reasonable $149.