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Japanese University Uses Robot Surrogates to Hold Graduation

A university in Japan gave its students the opportunity to attend their graduation from their home by letting them control avatar robots as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The robots, called “Newme,” was developed by ANA Holdings, according to Reuters. One by one, the students in their avatar robots, all dressed in graduation caps and gowns with tablets for their faces, rolled towards the podium to receive their diploma at the event ceremony at Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo.

Japanese Students Hold Virtual Graduation in ‘Minecraft’ During COVID-19 Outbreak


Japanese students missed their graduation day as schools remain closed in Japan due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but a group of graduating elementary students found a way to celebrate the joyous moment in “Minecraft.”

The virtual graduation was made possible by a group of friends who created an assembly hall in the popular video game “Minecraft,” according to SoraNews24.