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Bo Preising, Suitable Technologies' vice president of engineering,
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Bo Preising, Suitable Technologies' vice president of engineering, at left, talks with fellow engineers Josh Faust, center on screen, and Josh Tyler, on screen at right, who are both using a Beam remote presence system in Palo Alto, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2012)(Credit: AP)

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Beam, mobile video telepresence robot, gives workers presence on site

Beam, a mobile video conferencing machine that can move around an office, topped with a large video screen, gives workers a physical presence at a work site.