VGo Enables Fort Collins Ninth-Grader Attend School Despite Dangerous Allergies

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A Fort Collins ninth-grader has allergies so dangerous she can’t even risk being insideLauren Robinson's VGo talking CBS4 reporter her high school. But she’s still going to school and sees her friends because she has a robot that goes to class for her.

“I have a severe dairy allergy,” 14-year-old Lauren Robinson said.

It’s an allergy that has left Robinson homebound for her freshman year at Fossil Ridge High School because being in school could kill her.

With a Wi-Fi robot called a VGo, Robinson’s teachers and friends can see and talk with her while she’s safe at home controlling the robot from her keyboard.

When CBS4′s Mike Hooker paid Robinson a visit, she and a partner worked on a project in speech class.

“It feels like we’re just talking,” she said.

Click here, to see a video of Lauren using her VGo.