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  • Robotic Telepresence

    Enriching the Education Experience and Expanding Horizons for Children Everywhere

    CHALLENGE
    Due to illness, socio-economic status, or even geography, many students are limited in the kind of hands-on education they have access to. What if it were possible to bring the school or even the ocean directly to the student? Now robots originally designed for manufacturing are able to bring otherwise impossible experiences into education.
    ANSWER
    Powered by Verizon's 4G LTE network, "telepresent" robots allow students to participate in school activities that were once unavailable to them. VGo is a robot that becomes the "virtual student" that can explore remote locations of interest during a school field trip or can simply stand in for a student who is unable to attend school due to extended illness.
    IMPACT
    Robotic telepresence opens up opportunities to more students for knowledge, exposure, and educational experience. Using 4G LTE networks to carry the video consistently and reliably over wide distances, these remote-controlled robots allow students who would otherwise not be able to attend school to interact with classmates and teachers without leaving home.

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Robotic Telepresence

Enriching the Education Experience and Expanding Horizons for Children Everywhere

CHALLENGE
Due to illness, socio-economic status, or even geography, many students are limited in the kind of hands-on education they have access to. What if it were possible to bring the school or even the ocean directly to the student? Now robots originally designed for manufacturing are able to bring otherwise impossible experiences into education.
ANSWER
Powered by Verizon's 4G LTE network, "telepresent" robots allow students to participate in school activities that were once unavailable to them. VGo is a robot that becomes the "virtual student" that can explore remote locations of interest during a school field trip or can simply stand in for a student who is unable to attend school due to extended illness.
IMPACT
Robotic telepresence opens up opportunities to more students for knowledge, exposure, and educational experience. Using 4G LTE networks to carry the video consistently and reliably over wide distances, these remote-controlled robots allow students who would otherwise not be able to attend school to interact with classmates and teachers without leaving home.

Find Powerful Answers for your Business