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Remote Presence links for January 19, 2011

Programmed for Love – thoughtful article with MIT ethnographer Sherry Turkle warning about the dangers of our continued reliance on technology for our social engagement. Rundown of Telepresence Robots – a quick and dirty rundown of the RPSes he has found in the world today. (Pssst – there are more coming…) and What Can You Do With AVA (iRobot’s new telepresence concept robot seen at CES 2011)? – a article by Frank Tobe on the AVA.
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The coming challenge of remote presence social norms as per MIT Tech Review

If these robots are to introduce an era of effortless interaction with machines, the changes may have to come from us, not them. “As these machines appear in the workplace, we will see completely new social norms forming around them,” says Takayama. We humans may have to learn to judge people represented by electronic bodies differently from those we can see in the flesh. Continue reading

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