Friday, September 14, 2007 | Categories: Blog
Telecommuting has long been a dream. Imagine being able to work at home, far away from the office, and the rest of your colleagues. Technology has come a long way in making that a possibility, with instant messaging, web cams, and software that lets people collaborate on documents. But co-workers still miss all the great, casual opportunities for brainstorming, collaborating, and water cooler idea sessions. Not to mention the social isolation!
The folks at software company Sybase iAnywhere, in Waterloo, ON, thought of an ingenious solution when their colleague, Ivan Bowman, moved to Halifax. They built a robot version of Ivan! We visited the robot in Waterloo.
Get a sneak preview listen to the piece by clicking here. It's very cool!
Have you ever worked at a distance from the rest of your colleagues? What were the pros and cons? Ever tempted to slack off? Let us know by leaving a comment.
Also, check out the photos of the robot at our flickr pool here