Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Texas High School Freshman Sends Robot to School in His Place

 |  |  |  |  |  February 5, 2011


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]



UCO Camp Mess Kit

UCO Camp Mess Kit

Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock

Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock

Giant Cruise Ship vs. Homes

Giant Cruise Ship vs. Homes

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Prices Start Under $25,000

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Prices Start Under $25,000

Kia Reveals Prices for The 2022 EV6 Electric Crossover

Kia Reveals Prices for The 2022 EV6 Electric Crossover

2021 Ford Bronco Pope Francis Center First Edition isn’t a Popemobile

2021 Ford Bronco Pope Francis Center First Edition isn’t a Popemobile

Advertisement