Designed by Norwegian start-up No Isolation, the AV-1 robot is purpose-built to ensure sick children can keep up with schoolwork. Functioning as a telepresence robot, this small white automaton simply sits in a classroom and serves a presence for the student who cannot make it to class. The robot comes fitted with a camera, speaker, and microphone, allowing it to stream audio in two-ways. The camera only allows for one-way streaming and was purposefully built this way because researchers found that ill children didn't want to be on display.
The AV-1 robot was designed and developed after No Isolation found that hospital stays drastically separate children from crucial learning and social points. The AV-1 robot is already being used by 500 children across Europe with further expansion set for the near future.