“graduates had the experience of walking across the stage and accepting their diplomas”
We were promised a future with flying cars and got this instead.
The Business Insider reports:
A Japanese University used remote-controlled robots to hold a virtual graduation
Students at Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo didn’t get a traditional ceremony due to the coronavirus, but they had the next best thing. Using “Newme” mobile robots with a tablet to host a Zoom call, graduates had the experience of walking across the stage and accepting their diplomas at the Hotel Grand Palace in Tokyo, virtually on March 28.
As COVID-19 has infected more than a million people and closed schools around the world, students have found creative ways to recreate cancelled events. A group of eight elementary school students held a virtual graduation ceremony in the popular game “Minecraft.” Students at the University of Pennsylvania were inspired by that ceremony, and recreated their entire campus in “Minecraft,” with plans to hold graduation and other events online.
The students were able to “attend” their graduation ceremony through the tablets attached to these robots in Tokyo, Japan. BBT University Handout via Reuters pic.twitter.com/wRSLKeOvJj
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