The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Turns out robotics might be the answer to making virtual meetings feel more human. The Meeting Owl Pro is a 360-degree tabletop camera that automatically shifts focus to whomever is speaking in a room, training its lens and microphone on the speaker. In “hybrid” meetings, this means that virtual participants have a better feel for what’s happening in a meeting or classroom or wherever others are gathered in real life. “It’s able to follow the conversation just as if you were in the room,” says Owl Labs co-founder Max Makeev. To date, its users include more than 50,000 companies and universities, like Stanford, as well as K-12 schools across the U.S. —Jesse Will

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