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Suitable Technologies shows off store staffed by robots

Employees at the Suitable Technologies retail store in Palo Alto work via telepresence robots
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:12 pm

What better way to sell a product than a working in-store demonstration? That's the ideology of Suitable Technologies, which is using its telepresence robots in its Palo Alto, California-based store. The retail location is a live demonstration of the Beam Remote Presence System, featuring a wheeled base and two support beams for a screen.



The telepresence technology, which costs $20,000 - with a $2,000 consumer version available - also includes Wi-Fi radios, cameras and microphones.




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