The French Institute of Education is experimenting the use of 6 telepresence robots in 3 high schools
: these robots enable absent pupils to continue to follow what is going on in class.
A first evaluation has shown a significant satisfaction rate from both teachers and pupils/users, as it preserves the pupil's contact with the classroom and the curriculum. A new experiment is due to be carried out in a hospital in Grenoble.
More generally, the use of telepresence robots, companion robots or support robots appears to be a promising trend in education, whether for training, team work or meetings.
The French Institute of Education has now its first own telepresence robot made by Awabot