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A Hospitalized Alabama High School Student Attended Her Graduation With the Help of a Robot

One year ago   |   By Time

Being laid up in the hospital didn't stop an Alabama high school student from graduating this week. She just needed a little help - from a robot.
Cynthia Pettway, a senior at LeFlore High School in Mobile, Alabama, missed her high school graduation ceremony Monday in person, but she was able to attend virtually with the help of a robot and a video-linked tablet, NBC-affiliate station WTHR 13 reports.
The inventive workaround, which came about thanks to the school district and USA Children's and Women's Hospital, saw Pettway's robotic surrogate roll down the stage in a cap and gown and...
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