SEE-BE THE TELEPRESENCE ROBOT SERVICE HAS BEEN KEEPING SICK KIDS CONNECTED TO SCHOOL since 2017!
MissingSchool has been running See-Be The Robot Service, since 2017, with support from St.George Foundation. We place telepresence robots in willing schools to demonstrate that continuous two-way connection is possible between seriously sick children and their classrooms when they are absent, missing school.
Robots live in the regular classrooms of students, are operated and moved in real-time by the student on their device from the remote location (home or hospital). They feel empowered with their independence, can see their teachers, receive the same instruction as their peers, move around/between classrooms if allowed, socialise with friends, and participate in as much of the school day as possible with their classmates.
If you’re a sick kid, the family of a sick kid, a teacher, principal, or health professional, please…
Call Sarah Jones on (02) 5104 2454 for enquiries OR Joanne Walsh on (02) 5104 2453 for robot service or support. For all other enquiries call (02) 5104 2455.
You can register your interest in See-Be The Robot Service in the form below:
The pilot began in the ACT and now operates across Australia. See our media release.
Participating schools, hospital schools and hospitals are among some of the first in the world to be implementing this solution for this purpose at a systems level. While some individual schools are successfully using robots, there are only a few whole jurisdictions in the world using this technology for this purpose. See-Be The Robot Service positions Australia as a world-leader in education and paediatric health setting innovations in this context, and in meeting children’s rights and wellbeing in education and healthcare. It builds on government commitments to broadening approaches to disability education, equity and inclusion, digital transformation and STEM in schools.