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Meet Vector: Roanoke County Public Library's newest robot

Charles Welfare talks to Vector
Charles Welfare talks to Vector
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WSET) -- Tiny robots named Vector are now at all six Roanoke County Public Libraries.

"We brought Vector on to bring technology to anyone," Caitlin Gills, marketing manager for Roanoke County Public Library.

She said the goal is to get kids and teens more interested in technology, STEM and coding.

When you speak to Vector, he will answer questions about the stock market, the weather and other facts.

"Ask questions, get a fist bump even pet Vector," Gills said. "It's like a cat and will start purring."

In August Roanoke County Public Library brought in Pepper - the humanoid robot that can interact with people.

The South County library is the only in the country to have Pepper.

RCPL is also giving people the chance to take coding home with them. People can now checkout micro:bits, a pocket-sized computer used to teach how to code.

RCPL said each Vector was $250.

The Vectors will be out at all RCPL locations. You can interact with Pepper on Thursdays this month from 4-5 p.m.

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