Robot Teacher Catches Students Dozing Off & Keeps Them Alert

Robot Teacher Catches Students Dozing Off & Keeps Them Alert

The Wakamaru humanoid robot monitors students’ attention levels and keeps them focused, which could be especially useful for online instruction.

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 may 2012

Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that a robotic teacher monitoring students’ attention levels and keeping them alert could be good for classes. It could be especially useful for online instruction, where it is usually impossible to know whether students are engaged and concentrating.

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