Google co-founder Sergey Brin couldn't make it to a science gala this past weekend, so he went as a robot he could control remotely. It's a little creepy and a little awesome.

Brin was using a Willow Garage Texai robot, according to the blog Down The Avenue. The e-creature has a two-way computer monitor for a head, which displayed a live shot of Brin's face, a long metal "neck," and wheels to propel it around a room in response to remote commands. There's more in the video here, but we're guessing envious Silicon Valley CEOs won't need to know any details beyond "Sergey Brin has one" before putting in their orders. Just like when the geeky trendsetter bought a Tesla Roadster.