VirtualSC is a free state-sponsored online program serving students currently attending public, private and home schools in grades 7-12 and Adult Education Programs. They are using Double to provide schools that need teachers specializing in certain subject areas. With the Double, these off-site instructors can help out in the classrooms without the hassle of traveling to the schools, especially those in rural areas.
Currently, VirtualSC is testing Double out in two locations. "I feel like she was actually standing in front of us, as if she was here in real life and it wasn't like we were talking to a regular robot," says Toni, one of the Lead Academy students. Rodney Johnson, a Lead Academy principal was delighted to see the robot in the classroom. "It was really neat and just seeing it move around the classroom really exceeded my expectations."
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