Robots being used to beat loneliness in children

Long term illness is often a cause of loneliness but one company has found a way to help housebound children beat the feeling of isolation in the shape of a robot.

Fitted with a camera, microphone and speaker it acts as a child's eyes and ears in the classroom - streaming live pictures to their tablet or smartphone at home.

ITV News London travelled to Oslo to meet the robot's makers who say it helps children feel part of everyday life.

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