A spring graduation at Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo, Japan looked a little different this year. Instead of canceling the ceremony due to social distancing concerns the university offered a robotic alternative. Students graduated remotely using a robot stand-in.
The robots' "faces" were tablets that displayed the faces of the graduates, who logged on at home and controlled the robots via their laptops.
One by one, the robots motored toward the podium to receive their diplomas. School staff clapped and said "congratulations!" as University President Kenichi Ohmae placed the diplomas on a rack mounted on the robot's midsection.
The school is encouraging other institutions to adopt this robotic graduation method.
Via - The Jakarta Post
Photo: BBT University via Reuters