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High school student recovering from transplant attends school using 'robot double'

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Jaden Cloyes is recovering from a bone marrow transplant and can't go to school, but she has found a way around that. Jaden Cloyes is recovering from a bone marrow transplant and can't go to school, but she has found a way around that.
Jaden Cloyes is able to virtually attend all her classes by using an internet-connected iPad with a camera attached to a Segway. Jaden Cloyes is able to virtually attend all her classes by using an internet-connected iPad with a camera attached to a Segway.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A high school student in Portland, Oregon is using a robot "double" to keep up in class. 

Jaden Cloyes is recovering from a bone marrow transplant and can't go to school. She's able to virtually attend all her classes by using an internet-connected iPad with a camera attached to a Segway.

Jaden navigates the robot from home. It moves from class to class and even lets her remotely eat lunch with her friends.

"If we're not able to do things, or go to school, it's almost like what do we live for?" Jaden asked. "If we miss school, and now we've missed out on all these opportunities for the future?"

The robot-double costs the school about $3,000, but school leaders say that's much less expensive than hiring a tutor to teach Jaden at home.

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