Do you work in an office where you sometimes telecommute? You may have a use for a Cheap Telepresence Robot that can be used to sit in one some meetings while you are relaxing in your boxers sipping a coffee. If you have the money to spend you can look into something that is more plug and play like the Anybot. If your company doesn’t let you telecommute why not try out what this guy did! Of course I am not promoting doing this unless you like the idea of getting paid 6 figures to surf Reddit, prowl for deals on eBay and update Facebook all day at work.
I am surprised these robots aren’t taking off since one was even spotted on Big Bang Theory. This one over at Nibbler has a base that is powered by an Arduino and a motor controller shield. The 3A motors can drive the thing around for around 15 hours on a charge. So I guess that means that you could probably come into work a few times a week to give your virtual self a charge.