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Techno teachers: Finnish school trials robot educators


  • Tech News
  • Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

Students using language trainer robot Ellias during their lesson at the school in Tampere, Finland. — Reuters

Students using language trainer robot Ellias during their lesson at the school in Tampere, Finland. — Reuters

TAMPERE, Finland: Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even do the Gangnam Style dance. Elias is also a robot. 

The language-teaching machine comprises a humanoid robot and mobile application, one of four robots in a pilot programme at primary schools in the southern city of Tampere. 

   

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