Boy lived as robot for 2 years

Created on April 29, 2013

A young boy in America spent two months living as a robot!

The boy named Grady was eight years old when he had to be kept in hospital for two months after having a bone marrow transplant.

Due to the operation he couldn’t leave to go home, see his friends or go to school. So doctors and the hospital sent a robot out in his place.

Grady used a computer from his hospital bed to control his “Grady-Bot”. Its cameras, mic and speakers meant Grady could see, hear and talk to people.

It meant he didn’t miss out on things like school and his brother’s birthday BBQ.

Grady, who’s better now, could even have dinner with his family around the table at home.

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About Editor

Hi my name is Shem and I am the founder and Editor of Kiwi Kids News. Myrole is to make sure the website is ticking over nicely. During the day I work as a teacher at Aquinas College in Tauranga. By night I am a triathlon wannabe whose goal is to one day complete an Ironman triathlon. I also enjoy playing backyard cricket with my two boys and listening to my little girl sing Frozen.


  1. mhps

    November 10, 2014 at 9:32 am

    coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllll i wish that i had one to so i don’t have to go to school

  2. lol

    August 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I got confused cuz I thought his brain got transplanted into a robot for 2 years

  3. campion

    April 14, 2014 at 11:26 am

    wow that is so cool it is amazing how he can do that

  4. cssd

    August 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    can I have it?

  5. Fanghorn

    August 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Creepy. Cool, but creepy

  6. sarah

    July 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm


  7. Imogen.M

    June 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Impressive looks like lots of fun I bet he is happy now he can do things properly

  8. Jabulani and Andy

    June 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Andy: I think that this article is truly inspiring and that robot that was built for Grady should be built for everyone who’s in the hospital because of a serious injury. I just love this because it shows that faith in humanity has been restored in hospital and medical care places.

    Jabulani: I think that this article is an amazing. I think that the robot was a unique way of Grady still getting around and to be still able to be around his family and peers. This article was an inspiring article and think that this robot should be used for those kids or people in the hospital who have serious injuries where they can’t go out to places.

  9. lol girl

    May 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

    2 months

  10. Jarjafaxds

    May 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Mel

    May 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I think 2 months Alicia

  12. Alicia

    May 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Did Grady live as a robot for two years or two months?

  13. Lulu

    May 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm


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