7-year-old Devon Carrow-Sperduti has potentially fatal allergies and so he must spend most of his life at home in isolation. Even one day in school can kill him, so instead he sends a special VGo robot that is linked to his home computer. The face of the boy appears via webcam on the robot and the boy can see the class, the teachers and his classmate via the robot’s frontal camera. The robot has its own desk in the classroom and can volunteer to answer the teacher’s questions with a flashing light, rather than Devon raising his hand. Devon’s mother, Rene said the robot is the ideal solution to her son’s debilitating condition. She said: ‘Devon has so many allergies that can be fatal to him, many of them are airborne, and we just can’t risk his life by letting him mix with other children. ‘If my elder son, Dylan, occasionally has friends over to the house, they have to shower and scrub down like they’ve been exposed to radiation.