Video: How to Not Embarrass Yourself in Front of the Robot at Work

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Pro tip: Don't sneak up on robot employees.

As more federal employees choose to telework, offices will need new methods of communication between workers in and outside the office. Enter the telepresence robot, created by companies such as Double Robotics. What looks like an iPad connected to a Segway could become the ultimate window into the workplace for employees working remotely. 

But a robot in the workplace limited by the strength of the office Wi-Fi signal and a lack of peripheral vision can bring up workplace etiquette quandaries most employees haven't dealt with before. 

One employee at Wired magazine spent several months using a robot double to connect her to the office. To see what she learned, check out the video below from Wired

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