Robots to replace teachers? These machines can now teach students, dispel doubts, perform assessments
Indus International School, Hyderabad, has introduced the country’s first teaching robot as part of its collaborative learning model. These robots can perform all teaching activities, the school claims. According to a major news daily, the school has developed interactive Eagle robots and recently demonstrated its operation to Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy.
The objective of the demonstration was to explore the possibility of launching these robots in public schools. Reportedly, the robots are equipped with full teaching capabilities and can teach students in grades 5 to 11 on their own in the classroom. They can even teach in over 30 different languages, dispel doubts by answering and asking questions, and administer an automated assessment at the end of a session. Children have the ability to connect to robot assessment and content via cell phones and computers.
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Speaking on the subject, Arjun Ray, Founder and CEO of Indus Trust, said, “We have always believed that education is the most powerful ‘Brahmastra’ to bridge the socio-economic gap. This motto has pushed us to set up a harmonious collaboration between man and machine. As in other fields, human intelligence combined with AI will bring a paradigm shift in the transmission of education. »
He went on to suggest that humanoid robots will help the teacher in teaching, while the teacher will be able to develop “skills for innovation”. Arjun believes that a young talent who will be nurtured in an efficient education system like this can provide the necessary boost to our economy.
According to the report, up to 21 highly interactive Eagle robots have been deployed in three Indus schools located in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune. Aparna Achanta, principal of Indus International School in Hyderabad, said the school is willing to provide Eagle robots to other private and government institutions across the country.
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