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University of California Irvine

by   -   September 9, 2016
“Every year, large numbers of K-12 students are not able to go to school due to illness, which has negative academic, social and medical consequences,” says UCI doctoral student Veronica Newhart, lead author of a study on the benefits of telepresence robots, such as the one shown. Credit: Steve Zylius / UCI
“Every year, large numbers of K-12 students are not able to go to school due to illness, which has negative academic, social and medical consequences,” says UCI doctoral student Veronica Newhart, lead author of a study on the benefits of telepresence robots, such as the one shown. Credit: Steve Zylius / UCI

Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically, according to a first-of-its-kind study by University of California, Irvine education researchers.

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