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Offbeat Robots replace university students in Zoom graduation ceremony

18:20  06 april  2020
18:20  06 april  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Business Breakthrough (BBT) University graduate students in Tokyo, who weren't allowed to have a traditional graduation ceremony Digital tablets were attached to the heads of the robots , showing the faces of students who used a Zoom conference call to attend the graduation ceremony remotely.

The students obviously had a part to play in the traditional ceremony as they used Zoom to be The graduation ceremony was not entirely virtual. There were four students who controlled the robots The graduation ceremony of Business University was held at the Hotel Grand Palace in Tokyo, and

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However, only four of the students used the robot in the ceremony while the rest of them participated via Zoom . Back in 2018, the University of Glasgow allowed three students to attend their graduation remotely by attaching an iPad to a remote-controlled car dressed in a graduation gown.

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Business Breakthrough (BBT) University graduate students in Tokyo, who weren't allowed to have a traditional graduation ceremony due to coronavirus concerns, used Newme telepresence robots (also referred to as avatar robots) to stand in their place. 

Digital tablets were attached to the heads of the robots, showing the faces of students who used a Zoom conference call to attend the graduation ceremony remotely. The event took place at the Hotel Grand Palace in Tokyo on March 28, according to Business Insider on Sunday. 

Keeping in theme, the robots were also dressed in black hats and gowns for the graduation ceremony. 

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One of the unnamed students said in a statement on March 31, "When I enrolled, I never thought I would operate my avatar and attend the graduation ceremony. However, receiving a diploma in public is a novel experience."

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The Newme telepresence robots aren't just useful for attending graduations, they also come in handy if you want to travel without leaving home.

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Last year, All Nippon Airways revealed that it would use Newme telepresence robots to allow people to experience faraway places without having to travel there in person. The robots would transmit high-definition 2K videos that let its human users see and interact with the bot's surroundings.

Newme robots have also helped people with debilitating paralysis to return to the workplace as robot waiters in Japanese cafes.  

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