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Telepresence Learning with Robots at UC Irvine
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By Savannah Gray. Being a student is tough. On top of trying to succeed academically, one has to navigate the social aspect of making friends, interacting with others, and figuring out one’s identity. Now, imagine doing all that while being homebound. UC Irvine Informatics Professor Emeritus Judy Olson and NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow Veronica Newhart can help. They use groundbreaking technology – telepresence robots – to help students with chronic illnesses go from homebound to school bound. What is telepresence learning? Telepresence robots refer to technologies that allow a user to learn in a space that they do not physically inhabit....