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Wed 24 Aug 2016 12:42 PM

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Video: Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation

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.

Video: Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation

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. Matthew Stock reports.

(Reuters YouTube channel)