Tiro takes a Teaching Job

Posted 8 Oct 2007 at 12:26 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

In South Korea, a robot made its teaching debut. The Robot named Tiro taught a 30 minute Elementary English class for one day. The robot entered the room and the children couldn't take their eyes off of it. The regular teacher also was excited that Tiro was there that day too. Perhaps this is the future of teaching? The voice of the robot is human, but it's not like a remote control avatar. It runs off of a computer and at times the Robot sat embarrassingly silent for a while (perhaps doing garbage collection?) and then would continue. Tiro was developed by Hanool Robotics Corp and four Science Universities in South Korea. The $215k Tiro has also done other odd jobs such as being the Master of Ceremonies at a wedding.

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