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Meet Patrice, the Spy Museum robot who is opening a secret world to hospitalized kids

Category: COVID-19
Lucy Stirn, a Spy Museum employee, talks to a hospitalized child who is using the robot to visit the museum. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
Lucy Stirn, a Spy Museum employee, talks to a hospitalized child who is using the robot to visit the museum. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

“When you’re at the hospital, you kind of lose a lot of your autonomy. A lot of things happen to you. One of the things we cherish about this is giving these kids their sense of autonomy back.”

–Galen Shi, medical student at Johns Hopkins University and founder of the WeGo Foundation

Patrice is a small, sleek robot that is opening up the International Spy Museum to hospitalized children and young adults who can’t physically get to the building. This has proved to be especially important during the pandemic, when museum staff can't visit children in hospitals.

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