Boy With Severe Allergies Sends Robot to School in His Place
Unfortunately, it won't get him out of participating in lessons.
For many of us, a day off from school due to illness wasn't a common occurrence. For students like Devon Carrow-Sperduti, who suffers from life-threatening allergies that prevent him from attending school, it's the norm. However, thanks to technology, Devon doesn't actually have to miss any school. Instead, he attends classes by sending a robotic replacement into the classroom.
File image via VGo The seven-year-old attends classes virtually using the VGo robot, a product of VGo communications that utilizes two-way video and is 100 percent remote controlled. This means Devon can not only see his classmates, but they can see him too, and he can use the VGo to travel from class to class, just like any student would.
The VGo costs around $6000 and uses 10-hour battery. It's controlled from Devon's computer at home. This isn't the first time we've heard of the VGo being used in the classroom, and it likely won't be the last. Sort of brings a new meaning to 'home schooled,' doesn't it?