While the whole world is finding it difficult to not only fight the coronavirus pandemic; but also to figure out how to get back to normal day to day life, some countries seem to be one or two steps ahead of us.
BTT University in Japan found a more than brilliant way to conduct a graduation ceremony without having the students physically present.
The graduation ceremony was held on March 28th; at Hotel Grand Palace at Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Since the graduates could not attend the ceremony in person due to the coronavirus pandemic, they turned to technology to help solve the problem.
The graduates remotely operated robots to accept their certificates instead of them.
The “newme” robots used in the ceremony had a display that showed the faces of the graduates; controlling them, and mechanical arms that enabled them to receive their graduation certificates.
The university also went the extra mile; and even dressed the robots in graduation gowns in order to keep the spirit of the event.
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