15 responses

  1. Joey1058
    February 27, 2011

    It’s a great idea, but I’m kind of of the opinion that one day, school will come to the students similar to the way that e-learning happens now. You register for your classes from whatever institutions you prefer. Then the teacher of that class is chosen from one of several offered. you set up your workspace for the day, and simply call up that teacher in your list. The teacher appears via AR, live, from wherever s/he is. Enough students have applied for that class for the teacher to hold a group class via AR as well. Anyway, I’m thinking of the way that Vernor Vinge described the process in “Rainbows End”.

    • Orr_shomroni
      February 27, 2011

      Well, although this kind of e-learning would be a good idea, there is one major flaw in it: few children actually want to learn. That is why they are forced to go to school. The question is whether e-learning can motivate children to actively participate in classes from their own home. If e-learning could do that, the advantage of e-learning to humanity would be enormous: children willingly learning will induce them to become individuals who actively study rather than seeing studying as work.

      • Joey1058
        February 27, 2011

        Very good point!

  2. choose hot tubs direct
    February 27, 2011

    It will be a great drive for the little kids to go to school and study. It will be just like playing with a robot but it will enhance the kids’ learning experience. This is a great invention indeed.

  3. Elad Kehat
    February 27, 2011

    Great. Train a generation of kids to take directions from a robot. Skynet won’t need to fight anyone to take over.

    • Suinghub-1 20 Ced
      February 28, 2011

      theses robots will be equipped with automated gun turret in america….for kid’s safety

  4. Anonymous
    February 27, 2011

    Telepresence Technology allows a closer rapport development with interactive real time visuals

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  5. Melosa Flaubert
    March 4, 2011

    Really nice topic for me.

  6. Chris Chesher
    March 16, 2011

    My understanding is that Robosem will most often work in tandem with a teacher in the classroom. It is particularly aimed at language learning, and apparently acts as a native English speaker. This application is also a key justifications for telepresence: an English teacher could teach some of the large number of classes (4-8 hours per week for each class) from outside the country (e.g. Philippines).
    Another key issue is developing curriculum for the robot. Remembering the CD-ROM multimedia days, I have some skepticism about the sustainability of these applications. Overall it seems an extremely expensive technologically-driven solution to educational problems. On the other hand, such applications are likely to be quite important for the general development of robotic platforms.

  7. Ormond Otvos
    July 6, 2011

    They need to work on the body language of the robot shape!
    All hunchy and threatening. Best to imitate teacher body language!

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