PDA

View Full Version : Texas Student Attends School As a Robot


VCURamFan
02-03-2011, 09:20 PM
Surrogates, anyone?

"Freshman Lyndon Baty's immune system is so fragile he can't risk being surrounded by people his own age, yet he attends classes at his high school in Knox City, Texas every day. All thanks to a robot (http://singularityhub.com/2011/02/02/texas-student-attends-school-as-a-robot-a-sign-of-things-to-come-video/). The Vgo telepresence platform is a four foot tall bot on wheels with a small screen, camera, speakers and microphone at the top. Baty logs into the robot remotely from his home, using his PC and a webcam to teleconference into his classes. Baty can drive Vgo around his school, switching between classes just like regular students. For a boy that has spent much of his life sick and isolated from his peers, Vgo not only represents a chance at a better education, it's also an opportunity for freedom and comradery."

Miss Foxy
02-03-2011, 09:24 PM
That's a story that makes me grateful for technology. :)

TexasRN
02-04-2011, 11:51 AM
That's cool.



~Amy

County Mike
02-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Excellent.

Chris F
02-04-2011, 06:33 PM
Till the robot's AI takes control and the robot get depressed and shoots down the school and they blame it on the parnets and because the robot went to church. JK

Glad this kid has a chance like this but if he wanted a better education he won't get it at the public school

NateR
02-04-2011, 08:52 PM
Glad this kid has a chance like this but if he wanted a better education he won't get it at the public school

I would agree with that; but supposedly being "socialized" (aka: brainwashed into the culture) is more important for a child's development than all that book lernin'. :rolleyes:

Chris F
02-04-2011, 08:54 PM
I would agree with that; but supposedly being "socialized" (aka: brainwashed into the culture) is more important for a child's development than all that book lernin'. :rolleyes:

sad but true

County Mike
02-04-2011, 09:24 PM
Till the robot's AI takes control and the robot get depressed and shoots down the school and they blame it on the parnets and because the robot went to church. JK

Glad this kid has a chance like this but if he wanted a better education he won't get it at the public school

As opposed to just reading books on his own? I'd guess it depends on the school. Some public school systems are pretty good. I went to public and I turned into a freakin' evil genius!

Chris F
02-04-2011, 09:28 PM
As opposed to just reading books on his own? I'd guess it depends on the school. Some public school systems are pretty good. I went to public and I turned into a freakin' evil genius!

Mike not sure how old you are but ever since the 90's schools have changed a lot. The NEA has started more indoctrination and the schooling is more about passing a test than educating minds for a global economy. The average high school grad now would not have passed 8th grade when I was in school. School nowadays is about socialization not education

DonnaMaria
02-05-2011, 12:19 AM
As opposed to just reading books on his own? I'd guess it depends on the school. Some public school systems are pretty good. I went to public and I turned into a freakin' evil genius!

I agree Mike!!!:wink::)

oh.....and I agree with the freakin' evil genius thing too!

DonnaMaria
02-05-2011, 12:24 AM
I was going to say more.......but thought twice about it!:wink:

So I'm just going to smile :) ........and mosey along to another thread!


:running: