Students In Japan Uses Robot To Attend Graduation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Students In Japan Uses Robot To Attend Their Graduation Ceremony

STUDENTS – Four students attend their graduation ceremony safely amid the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.

Government around the globe urged their people to stay indoors amid the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. The deadly virus from China has infected over 1 million people.

Events around the world are being postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 threat. The World Health Organization (WHO) advised everyone to practice “social distancing” to reduce the transmission of the disease.

Photo Source: BBT University

School events like proms and graduation were postponed or canceled too. The pandemic forced schools to abruptly closed schools and it surely affected some of the students.

Recently, a University in Japan made rounds on the web because of the photos of its graduation ceremony. Based on a report from 9gag, the Business Breakthrough University (BBT University) found a way to conduct a graduation ceremony amid the pandemic.

Photo Source: BBT University

According to the report, the graduation was held at Hotel Grand Palace at Chiyoda, Tokyo on March 28. Four (4) graduates from two departments operated a robot to accept their certificates. The robots that are called “newme” were developed by ANA Holdings.

The “newme” robots also wore a cap and gown for the graduation ceremony. The rest of the graduates participated thorough the cloud meeting app, Zoom.

Photo Source: BBT University
Photo Source: BBT University
Photo Source: BBT University

In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte told the students to study during the “enhanced community quarantine.” “Kung wala kang magawa, sabi ng gobyerno, mag-aral ka, ang sigurado ako, mga kamay ninyo, nasa cellphone yan instead of studying,” he said.

Classes and government work in Metro Manila are suspended until April 14, 2020. The schools are advised to provide proper arrangements for their students.

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