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Massachusetts Student Fights For Use of VGo Robot In Classroom

By Audrey Asistio, NBC Boston A Massachusetts family is making a plea with their school district to allow their son to be in the classroom via a robot, when he physically can't. Twelve-year-old Keegan Concannon was born with Common Variable Immunodeficiency which...

Above and Beyond: Students Buy Robot for Sick Classmate

By Linda Schmidt, Fox 5 NY NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Tyler Knurek, 13,  would love nothing more than to be in school with his friends. Tyler has cancer, Hodgkins lymphoma, and has been undergoing treatments since December. But his friends and classmates found a way for...

Robot inspires Mohawk grad to help others

By Renée Gendreau, New Castle News When Cris Colaluca graduates Tuesday, a part of him will stay behind at Mohawk Area High School. Owned by the district, the VGo robotic telepresence device that Cris has used since seventh grade to attend school remotely, remains at...

Robot, computer feed bring Riverside kindergarten pupil to school

By Kate Malongowski, Beaver County Times NORTH SEWICKLEY TWP. ­­ During a math lesson in Chelsea Sharek’s kindergarten class on a recent Friday morning, her young pupils are split into pairs to play a matching game. Among the pairs are Ford Sniezek and Aly Alvin. Aly...

How robots are changing education

By Linda Schmidt, Fox5NY Imagine seeing a robot coming down the hallway in your school. Students at Saint Bartholomew in East Brunswick, New Jersey, see it every day. A robot called VGo enables Tyler Knurek, 13, to attend class and be with his friends while he is...

Robot puts ailing 9-year-old back in school — virtually

By Victor R. Martinez , El Paso Times After nine months out battling leukemia, 9-year-old Jackie Rosales is back in her classroom at John Drugan School. At least a virtual version of her is back. Thanks to an iPad on wheels that displays her face on its screen, Jackie...