David Pescovitz draws a parallel between Tele-Actor and the cam-helmet police system to be deployed during the Republican National Conventions.

Tele-Actor is a “human robot” sporting cams and microphones and connected to a wireless digital network. Groups of online participants can collaboratively control the Tele-Actor as “it” moves through remote spaces. For example, in one experiment a class of students “visited” a restricted biotechnology lab using the Tele-Actor as their collective avatar.


The main difference between the Tele-Actor and the Federal Protective Service? In the case of the latter, your wish may not be their command.”

Via The Feature.