Mackinly Adams appears on Beam robot

Mackinly Adams appears on Beam robot

Mackinly Adams using Beam robot in Theatre

Mackinly "Mack" Adams appears on the screen of a Beam telepresence robot in Penn State New Kensington's Forum Theatre. Adams, who suffers from a rare form of actinic prurigo, is severely affected by sunlight and UV rays. The robot was used by Adams during New Student Days (NSD) in areas not yet converted to LED lighting. “It was very rewarding to see the excitement in his eyes when he got to see parts of the campus that he hadn’t been able to see prior to using the Beam,” said Jim Rounce, New Kensington’s director of information technology (IT).

IMAGE: Rebecca Dietrich
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