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Can Robots End Isolation and Disruption for Unwell Students?

A small robot is making a big difference for children who are too unwell to attend school. Sarah Dove and Cath Kitchen show how AV1 allows these young people to access education while undergoing long-term medical treatments or recovery.

Professionals who work within alternative provision for students with medical and mental health difficulties are constantly seeking innovative solutions to increase the numbers of hours of education they can access, as is their right. For students who are too unwell to leave their homes, this can be a real challenge—until the arrival of the telepresence robot, AV1.

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