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Remote Telepresence Robot  
  A very early depiction of this basic idea.  

How to keep an eye on activities at a distance? A remote control robot, with an operator station.


(Buck Rogers: Remote Telepresence Robot)


(Buck Rogers: Remote Telepresence Robot Detail)

From Buck Rogers, 2430 AD, by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins).
Published by Not Known in 1929
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Compare to robot probes from Oath of Fealty (1981) by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle) and the proxy robot from Hotel Cosmos (1938) by Raymond Z. Gallun.

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