Sick Children Can Use Robot Avatar to Avoid Missing School

A new, high-tech approach will allow sick kids to go to school without ever leaving their bedrooms.
1:56 | 11/19/14

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We may soon have to say good-bye to sick days, everybody. I know it hurts. Robots take place of the students stuck at home, allowing them to go to school without ever leaving their bedroom. Got to see this. What's the matter, Farris? Feel his hands, they're cold and clammy. One of the worst performances of my career, never doubted it for a second. Reporter: It's the invention to make bueller wish he was in high school. This is Jeffrey, scooting around his high school via this device, answering questions in class. Jeffrey? Reporter: Even having lunch with his friends in the cafeteria. After emergency appendix surgery, he planned to miss at least a week of school. But lucky, or maybe not so lucky for him, his mom works for a company that has access to that high-tech solution. It was like he was at school. It was the same stories except he was being mobbed. He was the most popular kid there. I missed a lot last week. But I've made up a lot. Reporter: Here he is controlling it from his bedroom. I can point, the blue line shows me where I'm going to go. Reporter: The company that lent the device to Jeffrey says the possibilities are endless. Long-term this can help with students that are disabled, people with physical handicapped. Reporter: A tech trail blazer. Bueller. Bueller. Reporter: That could be bad news for the booulers of the world who may no longer have an excuse to play hooky. It's tough coming up with new illnesses. I think every kid just said I might as well just get out of bed and go to school. I thought the screen where they put your face up -- Your -- You're awake. Unless you make a video of yourself and put it on a loop. That's a lot of work, Lara.

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