“It would be delusional to think that such robots could replace a human teacher. Leading scientists, engineers and mathematicians, almost without exception, talk about that one teacher who inspired them. A robot cannot be that kind of inspirational role model.”
Ronald C. Arkin, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology on a robot schoolteacher developed by Japanese scientists. Japan and other nations are hopeful robotics will provide a solution for their growing labor shortage problem as populations age.
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