Microsoft working on robo-boss

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Goofing off at work when your boss is gone on vacation could become a thing of the past.

Microsoft is building a camera-mounted moving robot for bosses so they can keep an eye on their employees when they are not in the office.

The robot is also being equipped with a high-definition screen so you can interact with your boss through Web cams. Eventually the robot's wheels will be motorized, so you can stroll the hallways alongside your robotic boss.

Like many of Microsoft's research projects, the robo-boss may never see the light of day.

Similar robots that aren't as advanced as the Microsoft project can cost up to $10,000.

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