Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Texas High School Freshman Sends Robot to School in His Place

by Shane McGlaun

This is so awesome. A school district in Knox City, Texas has allowed a student with a severe illness that keeps him at home to attend classes like a normal freshman by using a Vgo telepresence robot. My son’s school had to have a meeting with the school board to let me GIVE them technology.

The boy is named Lyndon Baty and he suffers from polycystic kidney disease, and treatment for the disease has left his immune system suppressed. The poor immune system means he can’t be around other kids to attend classes.

Baty can control the robot from home, drives the thing from class to class with other students, and is able to interact with teachers in class thanks to the webcams. The robot and the yearly service contract cost the school about $6,000.

[via SingularityHub]





Comments (1):

  1. awesome says:

    thats great.

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Synthetic Hair Octopus Hairpieces: The Call of Curl-thulu

Synthetic Hair Octopus Hairpieces: The Call of Curl-thulu

Star Wars and TMNT Wall Lights are Smashing

Star Wars and TMNT Wall Lights are Smashing

Empire Strikes Back Sunshade Cools Your Car with the Cooling Power of Hoth

Empire Strikes Back Sunshade Cools Your Car with the Cooling Power of Hoth

Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Replica: Expensivo Proptonum

Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Replica: Expensivo Proptonum

Super Mario 64 Bob-Omb Battlefield HD Fan Remake: We Give It 7 Out of 120 Stars

Super Mario 64 Bob-Omb Battlefield HD Fan Remake: We Give It 7 Out of 120 Stars

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo