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Pol, a new robot from the Barça Foundation that brings joy to sick children
A new remote controlled robot will allow children in hospital to visit the museum and Camp Nou and it will bear the name of the first child to benefit from the new project
As a tribute to the memory of Pol, the first child to be able to visit Camp Nou Experience via a remote robot, the FC Barcelona Foundation has decided to give his name to the innovative tool which allows children in hospital to enjoy the same experience.
13 year old Pol was a patient at the Sant Pau Hospital and he died just weeks after his dream came true. Using the robot controlled from his bed, Pol was able to visit Camp Nou and the museum accompanied by ex-Barça player Éric Abidal.
This was the first this the FC Barcelona Foundation’s innovative project had been tested, an initiative aimed at children all around the world who due to illness are not allowed to leave the hospital.
After the first experience of using the robot which has been developed by the company AWABOT, the Foundation will launch the project which allows a robot to be controlled via a remote computer connected to the internet. The robot has two cameras, one above and one below, that give a complete picture as well as seven internal microphones that can pick up sound in the immediate vicinity. This new initiative comes under the Foundation’s strategic and innovative social plan.