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Robot helps house-bound boy attend school

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When Lyndon Baty was born six weeks premature with a life-threatening condition, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), doctors gave him two years to live. Now aged 17, Lyndon requires constant medical attention. PKD has prevented his body from developing at a normal rate, and he's unable to attend school or do many of the things most teenagers take for granted. Lyndon's condition hasn't stopped him from going to school, though; he attends classes, and socializes with other students, through a teleconferencing robot. An in-depth report from the Dallas Observer details the creation of the robot, Lyndon's story, and his continuing trials with PKD.