Using a Robot to Virtually Attend School

Tom Derks
November 17th 2012

There are many people in the world for whom, for various reasons, it is impossible to leave the house or hospital. This means these people are not able to go to work or school. The VGo is the solution for those people.

Seven-year-old Devon Carrow Sperduti from Buffalo, New York is such a boy. He suffers from deadly allergies so he cannot leave his house. A single day at school could kill him. Thanks to VGo, Devon can still attend school. Devon can control the VGo from his laptop at home to follow lessons and interact with his friends.

Via a webcam Devon can see what is happening in the classroom and hear what is being told. If a question is asked to the class, Devon can flash a light to show he knows the answer. During the break, he can even play with his classmates in the schoolyard. For the children, the robot is a virtual Devon.

The VGo can be the solution for international business. It is no longer necessary to have a long expensive flight to attend a meeting or conference. The VGo gives you the ability to freely move around and truly interact with people and the environment.

Share your thoughts and join the technology debate!public: 1

Be the first to comment

What is your view on the coronavirus?

Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

Already a member? Login.