All Systems Go

ALL SYSTEMS GO: Mashable alerts us to VGo, a camera-touting robot on wheels that students can control if, for whatever reason, they can't make it to school. The "robot telepresence," developed by a New Hampshire company, allows students at home to participate in classes and chat with friends (who they will need to move the unwieldy thing up and down stairs and open doors for). The price runs a steep $6-$7k, excluding an annual service contract--almost as much as what California spends to educate every student. (Can these robots help out at bake sales, too?)

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