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This little suction-footed wall-walking robot nightly walks the surface of your whiteboards. Scanning as it goes, the complete image of everything on the whiteboard is saved on the main office server. After scanning, the robot cleans the surface to a lustrous white; if necessary, minor surface repairs
can be made with an onboard supply of enamel paint. Finally, at the end of the trip, all of the data the OCR software was able to glean from the board is carefully printed with a fineline marker nib in the lower right corner of the board.
Then, lowering itself on a fine cable from the marker tray, the 'bot abandons the conference room and hikes out in search of another whiteboard.
Maybe it's this guy
getting a night job [lurch, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
Capture writing on regular whiteboards
[theircompetitor, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||I use Pixid Whiteboard photo software and a digital camera to record all of the whiteboard stuff from my meetings. It's great. Of course, not as great as having a whiteboard crawler but, still pretty good.
||Hehehe I have a scanning whiteboard, but not like *that* (+) Thats some pretty impressive OCR BTW.
||[bris] - sounds like you're set up. Without even baking this, you could *claim* to have one.
||My old school had a touch-sensitive whiteboard so it knew where you wrote. Of course no OCR though.