A heartwarming piece of news comes all the way from Maryland. PAVS the robot is going to school in order to help a little girl to carry on with her studies.
Young Peyton Walton, a ten-year-old little girl from Maryland, was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer named Undifferentiated Embryonic Hepatic Sarcoma. Due to her illness, she must always be kept under strict surveillance by the oncologists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center located in New York City.
But Peyton has not abandoned her dream of graduating school, and with the help of a little mechanical leprechaun, she can now fulfill her aspiration.
With the help from her friends and loving family, Peyton was able to pay the sum of 3000 dollars in order to buy a state-of-the-art telepresence robot made by Double Robotics. As Peyton rests comfortably in her hospital cot, her robot friend can attend school for her. The robot from Double Robotics, nicknamed PAVS (Peyton’s Awesome Virtual Face), is capable of making Peyton a highly regarded student.
PAVS is basically a stick on wheels, with an IPad attached to it. With the help of a Segway system, the robot is capable of moving on all type of terrain, be it smooth or rocky. With the help of the IPad, Peyton can actually talk with her teachers, give the right answers in class and gossip on the hallways with her friends.
Peyton can maneuver her robot helper through an online application created specifically for this type of long distance communication. By using WIFI networks and Bluetooth, Peyton can maneuver her robot wherever she wants without having to get down from her bed.
The principle of Poolesville Elementary school declared that all teachers welcomed this new method of communication. And even the students have taken an interest in the new mechanical gizmo that patrols the hallways, getting ready for the next class.
PAVS the robot is going to school in order to give a helping robotical hand to Peyton. Although the physicians commented that Peyton’s treatment is going very well, she is a long way from being cured. Still, her hopes are up and with the help of her mechanical long-distance companion she is able to act like any other young girl.
We hail the initiative of those who created double and we hope that Peyton will have a speedy recovery from her illness.