Avatar robot staves off sick children’s isolation – Reuters

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.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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