Bowman telecommutes from his home, which is more than 800 miles from the headquarters of his company, iAnywhere. But instead of just staying in touch through the phone or email, he directs what's essentially a webcam and laptop sitting atop a remote-controlled car, driving it through iAnywhere's office.
Now he can even keep pace with kitchen chatter. A great story on the genesis of the idea, and his co-workers' reactions, can be found here.—Gregory Mone
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.