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Robot boss? Latest creation beams superior to you

Telepresence robot includes technology from Cisco Systems

Now, it will be even harder to escape the boss.

The Bedford robot maker iRobot Corp. will launch its latest product on Monday: a 5-foot, 5-inch autonomous machine with a video monitor that will allow executives to remotely beam themselves into an office or to a factory floor from just about anywhere and interact with employees in real time.

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