A really special student who attended a school in Moscow, Russia. Student that are plastic-skinned robot named Stepan who diligently participate the classes.
In another place, the true Stepan, a 12-year-old boy has brown hair and blue eyes, was sitting in front of his personal computer in his home. Well ,, through the plastic robots, Stepan actually participate the lessons in class
Quoted by Bangkok Post on Monday (1/24/2011), Stepan Supin, thus the full identify of the kid, suffering from leukemia since two years ago. The child’s immune system was too fragile and very risky if he would go to school.
That’s why, Stepan utilizing plastic robot controlled from home utilizing a computer to participate virtually interact with teachers and classmates in the class.
Equipped having a webcam, microphone and loudspeakers, the robot Stepan broadcast all the things that happens in the classroom in real time to the original Stepan computer at his place.
“The monitor is mounted on the front of the robot permits Stepan to involved in activities in class. He can ask the teacher as well as answer questions”, said one of Stepan’s teacher, Alla Gevak.
“We also call the robot by the name of Stepan. When the class began, he was doing all the tasks given for him, just like the other students. He was also very active”, stated Alla
Stepan himself feels that he is really present in the classroom, even though he did complete control on the movement of the robot from home. “I can change the speed of robot, moving the head left or right. I felt was in among my friends and my teacher”, said Stepan