Walking into the biology classroom at Tyngsborough High School in Boston, Massachusetts, you’ll be greeted with the unlikely sight of a freshman girl whose lab partner is a robot.
Upon closer inspection, however, you can see that it isn’t just a robot she’s working with: That robot is helping 14-year-old cancer survivor Connor Flanagan attend class when his medical condition prevents him from doing so.
Flanagan is now waiting for a lung transplant, WCVB Boston reports, and is currently on oxygen. He gets winded after a short time, and doesn’t have the stamina for a full week of school.
So the Tyngsborough school district purchased a VGo robot, a teleconferencing device that allows for students and others attend events remotely with a machine that they can move remotely and use to participate in conversations. The New Hampshire company that creates these devices say they are usable in aRead More »from VGo robot helps boy waiting for lung transplant stay in the classroom