Comments for: Robot teachers in the classroom

Posted Aug. 08, 2012, at 5:40 p.m.

We’ve been promised for years that robots will soon move from factories into our everyday lives (maybe even white-collar offices), and yet so far, the closest thing we have to Rosie Jetson is the Roomba. In addition to dexterity and the ability to walk, one of the biggest hurdles to …

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    No matter how you slice it there is something undefinable about human beings that will not be able to be duplicated by a machine. 

  • Anonymous

    I remember being a child, thinking about what the future would hold. In my day, teachers were quite different from now – schools were different from now. Maybe the kids were different from now? I see now that teachers can’t just teach. They also teach social skills. They offer unpaid counseling services and act as social workrs. They buy supplies with their own money and even provide snacks to kids in need. Robot teachers? There are so many good uses for robots – I think I read a while ago about robot nurses. Teachers just aren’t the right niche for this (future) technology.

  • Anonymous

    If we could be assured that robots would teach and not indoctrinate based on their programmers biases, they would probably be a good idea as teachers. With unbiased and non-political robots in the classrooms, maybe out children could get back to learning what they need to learn without all the brain mush so many of today’s teachers drivel.

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t be any worse than the schools are now.

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