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Robot Allows Recovering Students to Maintain Class Presence Virtually

For students who are absent for long periods of time, a tech breakthrough is letting them communicate face-to-face with their teachers and classmates. The Vgo Robot is a high-tech device fully equipped with cameras and the ability to travel down hallways or wherever the operator wants it to go.

WCSH.com reported that Grahamtastic Connection, a provider of laptops and other technology to hospitalized children, received three Vgo Robots from Prime Motor Group in the Berwick, Maine, area. The Vgo Robots were given free of charge to families with children recovering at home. 

"It just transports them right into the classroom," said Leslie Morisette, founder of Grahamtastic Connection. "I think that is what really makes it unique."

Sixth-grader Kailee Sprague had the opportunity to use a Vgo Robot while recovering from surgery. 

"It is really cool because I get to drive it around wherever I need to go," she said.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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