Mackinly Adams using Beam robot in hallway

Mackinly Adams using Beam robot in hallway

Mackinly Adams controls robot

Mackinly "Mack" Adams controls a Beam telepresence robot through a hallway at Penn State New Kensington. Adams, who suffers from a rare form of actinic prurigo, attended some portions of New Student Days (NSD) via the robot for areas not converted to LED lighting. The robot was acquired by the campus' biobehavioral health program (BBH) for distance learning initiatives. “Having the opportunity to utilize emerging technology to improve a student’s experience was very rewarding, and it reminded me why I got into education in the first place,” said Jim Rounce, director of information technology at the campus.  

IMAGE: Rebecca Dietrich
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