Students, Meet Your New Teacher, Mr. Robot


Wed, Jul 14th, 2010 19:52 by capnasty NEWS

From Benedict Carey and John Markoff in this article on The New York Times:

In a handful of laboratories around the world, computer scientists are developing highly programmed robots that can engage people and teach them simple skills, including household tasks, vocabulary or playing, elementary imitation and taking turns. And although the teaching has been very basic, delivered mostly in experimental settings, the most advanced models are fully autonomous, guided by artificial intelligence software like motion tracking and speech recognition, which can make them just engaging enough to rival humans at some teaching tasks.



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