A Malaysian college is contemplating utilizing robots wearing robes and mortarboards to behave as stand-ins at commencement ceremonies to stop coronavirus infections—however college students have blown a fuse on the thought.
A video of the deliberate ceremonies launched by the university exhibits two elegantly attired, waist-high robots being handed diplomas by high-ranking college officers.
The scholars’ faces seem on screens mounted on the robots’ heads.
Affiliate professor Engku Fadzli Hasan Syed Abdullah, the chief of the staff at Sultan Zainal Abidin College that made the robots, mentioned Tuesday the concept was to permit college students to take part, albeit remotely.
Nonetheless, college students weren’t amused on the thought and known as for the college to delay the ceremonies initially scheduled for October and November.
“I’m keen to attend one, two, three or a number of years however please let me go on the stage,” mentioned Nurhazwani Sa’support on the establishment’s Fb web page.
Engku Fadzli nonetheless mentioned the robot thought was only a plan for now and that the college would do its finest to carry correct ceremonies.
Malaysia has had a comparatively average virus outbreak, with almost 8,000 individuals contaminated and 115 deaths.
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