13-year-old Achim operates the school-going telerobot called "Mrs Candy" from his hospital bed. The 5-foot-tall robot can raise its hand at Achim's whim, and communicate with the teacher and others. A similar robot at his bedside named "Mr Spike" is his partner in education while he recovers. The project is called P.E.B.B.L.E.S. (Providing Education By Bringing Learning Environments to Students) which allows students in the hospital to attend school through a videoconferencing robot. It's the result of a research partnership between the The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto, Ryerson Polytechnic University, and Telbotics. The robotic system has also been suggested as a treatment for those with autism who might thrive if they had more control over their social environment. Might be an interesting twist to a remake of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.