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High School Student Attends Class via Telepresence Robot

February 2, 2011

The future is now. A high school freshman in Texas with an immune disease is attending school using a telepresence robot from Vgo. Check out the video here. In the video, Lyndon Baty describes how the Vgo robot allows him to attend class, cruise the hallways, and most importantly see and interact with other students his age.

Here is a promotional video from Vgo:

Vgo points out that telepresence is a step above teleconferencing. The mobile base can roam the office, laboratory or warehouse and connects to the internet over wifi to capture and display video chat. This type of technology has broad applications allowing a new level of communication and interaction between people that might not otherwise have that opportunity.

[via Singularity Hub]

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