Robots outgrowing factory roles in China

April 29, 2017

In China, the world's leader in robot production, machines have already begun providing the elderly with care and helping raise children at daycare centres.

 

While it has become common to see robots on factory assembly lines, in China the machines have already begun providing the elderly with care and helping raise children at daycare centres.

At one of China's largest daycare centres, in Sanhe, Hubei province, three white and round-bodied robots help give classes.

The children, aged around four or five, each approach Keeko the robot, and speak to it, which then arranges what the children told it to musically narrate the story.

At the centre, where the children can also learn kung-fu and calligraphy, the goal is to "combine tradition with modern advancements", one of the professors, Gao Haiyan, told EFE.

Keeko also dances with the children, solves mathematical problems and supports artificial intelligence so that it can even understand in the future.

 

Read more at http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/30/robots-outgrowing-factory-roles-china

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