Think you got it easy cause your boss ain't around? You better think twice. Designed by HeadThere, the Giraffe is a remote controlled mobile videoconferencing robot. It can be operated via the Internet by anyone who wants to see, talk, or interact with people far-away. The robot stands 5'8" tall and uses a 14-inch LCD with the image of its controller as its "face." It uses a wide-angle 2MP camera to "see" and communicates via its built-in speakers. It'll be out in 2007 for anywhere between $1,800 and $3,000, just don't expect your employees to be happy when they see a robotic version of you patrolling the office.

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