A seven-year-old boy too sick to attend school is keeping up with lessons and his classmates by sending a robot in his place.\u00a0The VGo robot - or \u201cRoboswot\u201d as it has been dubbed - uses a webcam to give Devon Carrow-Sperduti a virtual presence in the classroom.\u00a0Devon, who is unable to attend his school in Buffalo in the US because of life-threatening allergies, can interact with fellow students as well as answer any questions the teacher poses.\u00a0From his computer Devon is also able to see all that can be sighted from the Roboswot\u2019s camera. Likewise, the Roboswot itself has a display so other students can see Devon.The VGo robot, which costs around \u00a33,000, can travel between classes on its wheeled base. It\u2019s unclear how Devon\u2019s classmates feel about a robot sitting among them, but his mum is clearly a big fan.\u201cThe VGo is basically a virtual Devon," she says. "He does exactly the same schoolwork as any other child. The only difference is that Devon is not in the classroom.\u201dShe failed to add whether Roboswot had ever been given a detention.