Suitable Technologies Vice President Bo Preising (on screen), tests the Beam remote-presence system in Palo Alto, Calif. With video cameras, microphones and speakers, the remote-controlled machine connects remote workers with colleagues in another location. (Associated Press)

Suitable Technologies Vice President Bo Preising (on screen), tests the Beam remote-presence system in Palo Alto, Calif. With video cameras, microphones and speakers, the remote-controlled machine connects remote workers with colleagues in another location. (Associated Press)