Thursday, February 3, 2011

'I, Robot' IRL: Texas Teen Attends School As a Robot (More like 'Avatar')

'I, Robot' IRL: Texas Teen Attends School As a Robot - The Moviefone Blog



OK, so he's not completely a robot. Baty is flesh, blood and bone like you and me, but like Batty in Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner,' technology has allowed him to be more human than human [via The Singularity Hub]: He uses a chrome and steel surrogate to pilot around the hallways of his high school. The robot, a 4-foot-tall mobile telepresence system built by Vgo Communications, is equipped with a webcam and microphone that allows Baty to see and hear his classmates and teacher at his home, while a video screen at the head of the wheeled unit allows his classmates to see his own face.

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