MIT’s wormhole could make a window for remote workers

There’s nothing like a face-to-face conversation, but that hasn’t stopped businesses and technologists from bridging the distance that separates us using telephones, video conferencing, fancy robots, and now wormholes, to give the illusion of being there. So what do these services need to succeed?

Can In-Office Avatars Help Out-of-Office Employees?

To help counter the disconnection faced by telecommuters, Anybots offers a physical avatar, which displays a video at about eye-level as well as can be driven around a facility. All a remote team member needs to use the robotic avatar is a web browser.