Founder of the Disability Visibility Project Alice Wong visited President Barack Obama in the White House in the form of a telerobot to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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She used the BeamPro which projected her face on a video monitor and allows her to control its movements via computer. This was the first time a robot visited the President.


Facts about telerobotics and the BeamPro:

Telerobotics is an area of robotics that concerns semi-autonomous robots controlled form a distance, usually via a wireless network.

NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden used a BeamPro to appear on stage at the TED2014 Ted Talk on surveillance and internet freedom.

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