Sick and missing school: the robot helping kids stay connected to class
“Sometimes it made me feel a bit angry, because I wanted to be at school, but I couldn’t,” she remembers.
Then Belle came along.
Belle (“like Beauty and the Beast!” exclaims Ayla) is an OhmniLabs telepresence robot – in a groundbreaking innovation service developed by MissingSchool, officially named SEE-BE. Under a three-year pilot program and with a $600,000 grant from the St. George Foundation, it has so far empowered 86 children to stay connected to their regular learning community.