Life-sized robot visits South Bend's Success Academy

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Students at Success Academy in South Bend had quite the visitor Friday morning as part of the University of Notre Dame's IDEA Week: a life-sized robot named CODE-E.

CODE-E travels to schools around the country to help excite students about technology and how it can be used in their daily lives. And he's not just talking about cell phones or laptops.

"Why is it important to learn about robots and how is it going to help people's future?" student Angelique asked.

"Well, it's going to help our future, because working together is the best way to accomplish any goal. And I think with robots and technology and any kind of technology and intelligence with humans,
working together is the best-case scenario."

The children had a ton of fun asking CODE-E questions and even giving him high-fives.

CODE-E is a part PricewaterhouseCoopers' Access Your Potential initiative, a $320 million commitment to help diverse students fall in love with technology.