Technology: Humanoid robot teaching assistants join Perth classrooms

HE first walking, talking robotic teaching assistants have joined WA classrooms.


In the start of an android invasion predicted to sweep the state, two Perth schools have bought humanoid robots.

A 58cm-tall humanoid robot, called a NAO, will help students with autism learn functional and social skills and enhance science lessons at Waikiki Primary School.

At Perth College the French-developed robot will help senior students learn how to write computer code and make maths and science junior classes more engaging.

They’re the first wave of “social robots” that experts believe will soon be common in education, aged care, hospitals, libraries and shops.



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