Lucy Kelly from Sydney, Australia, thought of an ingenious idea to skip the long queues that are commonly seen outside Apple stores worldwide every time a new iGadget hits stores. Kelly outsourced a telepresence robot from her media agency, Atomic 212, to queue on her behalf, and the robot bravely secured the fourth position in the queue.
The robot, which is simply an iPad attached to a two-wheel Segway-like vehicle can be remotely operated by anyone using an app. The person operating the device can also communicate to passersby through the iPad's camera.
"We use them for everything, just to show new technology. It is a cool demonstration of what the future of technology will be. We are obsessed with them," Kelly told Mashable.
The robot works through an app that allows a human controller to connect from anywhere and communicate through the iPad.
The robot is believed to be the first of its kind to ever queue up to purchase an iGadget. The purchase is expected to take place after the robot spends a night in the queue, while charging up at a special tent to stay away from bad weather.
"I wanted to be one of the first people to have the iPhone 6S, but obviously because of work I can't spend two days standing in line waiting for a mobile phone," said Lucy. "So my boss said 'Just take the robot down, you'll still be able to do your work, but you'll still be waiting in line.'"
Meanwhile, passersby and Apple geeks in the queue didn't miss out on the opportunity to click a selfie with the robot.