Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation

ReutersPublished: August 23, 20161,104 views
Published: August 23, 2016

Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illness connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed. An avatar robot is placed at the child's desk and controlled by the pupil from their home via cameras, microphones, and speakers, allowing them to contribute to lessons and avoid the crippling social isolation caused by long-term absence. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

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