Feb 18, 2011

Robot Goes to School

 Freshman Lyndon Baty attends classes at his high school in Knox City, Texas every day by using a robot. Vgo is a four foot tall bot on wheels with a small screen, camera, speakers and microphone at the top.

Baty logs into the robot remotely from his home, using his PC and a webcam to teleconference into his classes. He moves Vgo around school, switching between classes just like regular students. He has polycystic kidney disease and recent treatments have left his immune system so damaged that he can’t risk being surrounded by people