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Robotic Assistants Aid Human Teachers In The Classroom

Robotic Assistants Aid Human Teachers In The Classroom
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The Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy has been implementing robotic assistants within primary school classrooms, using them to aid children as they learn English.

Kyle Studstill
  • 29 march 2010

The Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy has been implementing robotic assistants within primary school classrooms, using them to aid children as they learn English. The pilot program ran for 8 weeks beginning in late December last year, resulting in notable improvement in speaking ability, motivation, and interest in learning English among students. The autonomous robots take advantage of ever-advancing speech recognition technology to engage with students, controlled remotely by teachers when adjustments are necessary. The New York Times notes that “a South Korean government report said students like the robots because they never get angry or make sarcastic remarks — unlike their human counterparts.”

[via NYT]

+assistive tech
+children
+Education
+Electronics & Gadgets
+korea
+Robotics
+technology
+USA
+Youth
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