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    I'm a Robot

    I'm very lucky to work at a great university. I have taught in the classroom many semesters, but have been teaching all online for the past few years. A faculty member in the College of Education was able to get a https://www.doublerobotics.com/ robot through a grant, and I have been able to use it to attend a few meetings. There was a local news story about it: https://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Da...503052321.html (The robots from this company have been shown on The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Community.)

    I received an email last week that the university is purchasing another robot just for me. No more going out in the cold to attend meetings! I can be on campus and interact with others while controlling the robot from home.

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    That thing is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Congratulations on having them getting it for you. I want one.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    It would be so cool to have one. As an elderly person in a chair I can think of many places I would like to visit, such as museum exhibits, the grocery store, etc. but travel is so difficult. Perhaps they will be available for many more applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph View Post
    As an elderly person in a chair I can think of many places I would like to visit, such as museum exhibits, the grocery store, etc. but travel is so difficult. Perhaps they will be available for many more applications.
    There are a number of museums which now offer similar robots which you can access on-line. This includes the Tate Modern (London), the de Young Museum (San Francisco), and The Van Abbemuseum (The Netherlands). A number of other museums are considering adding this service; I know they did a pilot program at the San Diego Art Museum several years ago, and have a small program. The nearby San Diego Air & Space Museum also has this available now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=vnKRb-afCKA

    http://sandiegoairandspace.org/blog/...bility-program

    https://www.sdmart.org/innovation-technology/

    https://slate.com/technology/2014/07...-everyone.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/a...as-guides.html

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    Incredible, fascinating technology. I had seen it on Big Bang, but didn't realize it was a real thing. Sure wish they had this during my college days attending school in the lake-effect snow region!!

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