ROBOTS stood in for college kids at a weird commencement ceremony held in the course of the coronavirus lockdowns within the Philippines.
They took the locations of 179 highschool pupils on the occasion which was broadcast on Fb to forestall any additional unfold of the lethal an infection.
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Robots took the locations of 179 highschool pupils on the commencement ceremony[/caption]
Dwell movies of the graduates had been projected onto tablets on the heads of the robots[/caption]
The socially-distanced showpiece was held on the Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Expertise Excessive Faculty in Taguig Metropolis.
The 4 robe-wearing automatons had been made by the varsity’s robotics group out of recycled supplies, stories CNN.
Images of the graduates had been projected onto tablets on the heads of the remote-controlled robots as their names had been known as to gather their diplomas.
Metropolis training officers wore face masks and noticed social distancing whereas overseeing the occasion.
The weird occasion within the Philippines was broadcast dwell on Fb[/caption]
Training officers wore face masks whereas overseeing the occasion[/caption]
The occasion was held to forestall a mass gathering on the college[/caption]
Related robo-ceremonies will now be performed for an additional 17,000 graduates from 36 state colleges within the metropolis.
“We all know how deeply symbolic a commencement ceremony is for graduates and their mother and father,” mentioned Mayor Lino Cayetano.
“For this reason we got here up with a program that may assist them have fun their accomplishment whereas respecting well being requirements and insurance policies in the course of the COVID-19 neighborhood quarantines.”
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Taguig Metropolis is likely one of the cities in metropolitan Manila – the capital of the Philippines – and was positioned beneath quarantine in mid-Could.
Coronavirus circumstances there reached 378 (with 15 lifeless) as of Could 21, information from the Well being Division reveals.
Related robo-ceremonies will now be performed for an additional 17,000 graduates[/caption]