"Participating in Remote Classes Using Teleportation Avatar Robots – Possibilities of Telerobo Education" | 078KOBE Panel Discussion
Today, at the annual IT, music, and culture festival, XNUMX Kobe, I moderated a panel discussion titled "Participating in Remote Classes Using Teleportation Avatar Robots – Possibilities of Telerobo Education"! !
It is usually a live event, but due to the impact of COVID-9, the live was extended to September, and only some lecture sessions were held online.
Using this teleportation avatar robot to participate in education from a hospital or home is actually the No. 6 thing I wanted to achieve when I launched IPresence six years ago, even though I have three small children.
However, in order to realize it, I need understanding and cooperation in these three fields of education, medicine, and IT. It was a situation where I didn't know how to proceed and I couldn't move forward.
At that time, I met Emiko Ohama, a care worker who was running around various places with the desire to somehow get a high school girl to participate in a remote school. At the beginning of last year, I was allowed to participate in school life from a hospital using KUBI for the first time.
Unfortunately, the child passed away a few months later, but I received a letter from his mother saying that being able to participate in school festival practices and school classes through robots was a joy to live even in his final years. I was.
With this as an opportunity, several other children and schools in Osaka also used the service, and they were happy to use it. Some children had no choice but to come.
This event is aimed at overcoming such a situation, and until now it was rare for us to get together in this way. I think it was a miraculous initiative that I received! !
Ms. Emiko Ohhama of the Osaka Municipal General Medical Center told me about her family's thoughts and how she really does not give up. Mr. Miyoshi, who has been involved in the field of education in Kobe City for 36 years and retired from his position as principal at the end of March, talked about what makes children happy. Professor Osuka of the Institute of Technology talked about remote communication and collaboration efforts using cutting-edge robots and IT, and President Mori of G-One Co., Ltd. spoke frankly about the difficulties and challenges of disseminating new IT efforts in the medical industry. I received your opinion.
Each person has enough achievements and thoughts to hold a session by themselves. People from different fields packed in information and thoughts in a short time. It was between
As I said in the session, the main characters are not the robots, but the hospitalized children, their friends, and the teachers around them. I think that this initiative should have a robot that plays such a behind-the-scenes role.
This journey has only just begun, but I would appreciate it if everyone, including the panelists, XNUMX people, and everyone who watched today, would cooperate and move forward.