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    Saya, The Teaching Robot


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    Saya, the female humanoid robot, taught a science and technology lesson to a class of 10-year-old pupils at Kudan Elementary School in Tokyo.

    With her neat brown hair, pink lipstick and skirt suit, the robot, created by scientists at Tokyo University of Science, has been designed to resemble as human a form as possible.

    Using a range of programmed movements from eyebrow arching to smiling, her face is capable of expressing six basic emotions in the classroom – surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness and sadness.

    While Saya's creator Professor Hiroshi Kobayashi said the robot's main purpose was to highlight the joys of technology to children, he also said it would benefit schools suffering from a shortage of human teachers.

    "In the countryside and in some small schools, there are children who do not have the opportunity to come into contact with new technology and also there are few teachers out there that can teach these lessons," said Professor Kobayashi.

    "So we hope to be able to develop this robot so it can be remotely controlled to teach these classes."

    Saya was initially created to work as a receptionist in Japanese companies five years ago but was recently reprogrammed by scientists into its latest incarnation as a schoolteacher.
    Robot teacher conducts first class in Tokyo school - Telegraph

    YouTube - Robot Teacher Makes Debut at Japanese School

    That robot is kinda creepy. You'd think that money could be better spent on a living teacher than on a robot, but I guess not. What's going to happen to the one-on-one teaching that some kids need?

    I for one don't think this kind of robot is nessecary. Anyone remember Bugglegum Crisis? Exactly...

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    Yes I remember Bubblegum Crisis but I think that education is already headed that way. online classes are more practicul than robot teachers. But in teh future elite academies should be staffed by robot teachers who also have combat programs. Then when terrorist come (And if they do not we make them) the robot teacher will battle for control of teh academy. They anime potential for this is huge JK.

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    lol That robot teacher reminds me of Micheal Jackson.

    I think it would be cool to have a robot teacher, I think I would learn better. And I could get away with more stuff with a robot teacher than you would a real teacher. Since I don't go to school anymore I guess it doesn't matter.

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    Zev, thats because you are a robot, stop thinking that you are Human when your not.
    Ok, jokes aside, this is just stupid... Which is ironic because its a teather thats a robot. Any way I think that they could have hired several rather well edgucated teachers for the price of that thing. Also, what is the point of having a teacher robot? I doubt it can answer questions that students have, in fact I can see studients taking advantage of it just to see how they can out smart it rather than learning from it.
    Plus it looks rather creepy and thats do in part because it does look like Micheal Jackson.

    This kind of reminds when I found an artical a while back that Bars were replacing some of their watrices with robots or something like that.

    Back to the Robo teacher... Yeah, I can see this thing some how make its way into an anime, the show would throw awkwardness in it of cores as it just screams for it. I would watch it knowing that they would put in some desprit lonely student who continues to try and hit on it and still be rejected badly.
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    Re: Saya, The Teaching Robot

    God.. im glad my teachers were not robots o.o well i don't mind a few of them were.. hated them to the guts >.< Some of them were very good ^^ My memories in school was great thanks to them..

    It does look creepy to me.. o.o it looks like the kids having more fun teasing it rather than having fun during the academic session to me.. o.O seems to weird to be true... A teacher should be more humane then just look Humane.. Am i to see a future where kids have to follow sets of examples from robots? o.O

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