University In Japan Had Graduates Attend Ceremony Via Robots During Coronavirus Outbreak


Business Breakthrough University held a graduation ceremony on March 28, at Chiyoda, Tokyo’s Hotel Grand Palace.

Four students from two divisions had “newme” robots remotely controlled to accept their certificates on behalf of the graduating cohort.

ANA Holdings is responsible for designing the “newme” robots. The robots had also been dressed in graduation gowns to look at the part.

The remaining of the graduates also participated via Zoom in the ceremony.