I don’t know about you, but there’s no way that my wife is going to let me bring home iRobot’s new telepresence bot.
"Honey, I’m off for another week’s travelling, but don’t worry–I’ll read to the kids with ConnectR!"
In our house, that gets counted as negative parenting points. Gadgets that I’m actually buying for myself but attempt to justify by claiming that it will be fun/educational/"something we can do together" are invariably spotted as such and banned.
I’m not sure the grandparents will appreciate the gesture either. Maybe my team at Wired? [kidding guys! (maybe)]