MIT's teleconferencing robot can interact with, strangle you

Have you ever wanted to reach out and strangle someone during a conference call? Well now you can. MIT’s crazy MeBot is a tiny robot that sits on your desk and moves around, allowing remote communication partners to roam around your office when you’re talking to them.

Presumably this is supposed to get more emotions across because the robot mimics head and arm motions, acting all exasperated when you’re exasperated and tilting its head like Forrest Gump and his son when you’re confused. It’s definitely a cool new way to think about teleconferencing.

Here is the project page. Fun stuff.

via Hizook