At the Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago in October 2014 I met executives from both Cisco and iRobot and had informative conversations about the future of IoT and, in particular, telepresence. This posting in Forbes discusses what I learned…and it’s that the future isn’t as far off as it seems.  Read the post here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/10/20/caring-for-relatives-by-robot/