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June 7, 2013 1:07 PM   Subscribe

Lexie Kinder is a nine year old South Carolinian who used to be homeschooled, due to heart and immune system problems. But this spring, her family began experimenting with an alternative — a camera-and-Internet-enabled robot called VGo that swivels around the classroom and streams two-way video between her school and house. posted by roomthreeseventeen (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
a camera-and-Internet-enabled robot called VGo

Is the answer Ghostbusters 2?

(But seriously, this is awesome.)
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:15 PM on June 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


The future is now. The next time some smart-ass quips, "where's my jetpack?" point out we now have telepresence robots in elementary schools.
posted by thecjm at 1:15 PM on June 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Previously: Lyndon Baty and his Baty Bot.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 1:19 PM on June 7, 2013


Oops, I even did a search and didn't see the Previously!
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:20 PM on June 7, 2013


"See you tomorrow, robot!"
Oh god, the future is here and it took and 8-year old to point it out to me.
posted by thewumpusisdead at 1:36 PM on June 7, 2013


I do hope that little Lexie gets to interact socially with her schoolmates outside of being the "class robot." Does the robot get to go to lunch and recess along with the other kids?
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:43 PM on June 7, 2013


During a fire drill at one Texas school, students were so worried about the VGo that they insisted on escorting it out of the building to safety.

That sentence is going to read so differently after the Robot Uprising of 2029.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:13 PM on June 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well I'M not worried. Thanks, Old Glory!
posted by Madamina at 3:10 PM on June 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Strange Interlude: "I do hope that little Lexie gets to interact socially with her schoolmates outside of being the "class robot." Does the robot get to go to lunch and recess along with the other kids?"

That's the first thing I thought too. It'd be interesting to see how the other kids interact with him. A young me would've considered it the coolest thing in the world to have a "robot" classmate.
posted by calamari kid at 5:47 PM on June 7, 2013


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