Telexistence and avatar Robots

Imagine being able to inhabit a robot avatar across the world.  Walk around Paris without leaving your living room, tour the pyramids of Egypt or pick up a rock and skip it across an Alaskan lake while in your pajamas.  

 Telexistence: Control a long distance Robot Avatar using VR gear

Telexistence: Control a long distance Robot Avatar using VR gear

A Japanese company has been developing robot avatars for some time now, and they are finally coming closer to their goal of creating robots completely controlled by a virtual-reality headset and gloves.  Check out their promo video here: 

As long as nobody tries to hack into my head and control me, I'm all for this tech.  I already use google earth to travel around the world as I please from wherever I am, why not take it a step further?