Abu Dhabi pupils to be taught by robots

School sources AI teachers to instruct students in range of subjects

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By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  August 31, 2014

A private school in Abu Dhabi has hired robots to teach mathematics and other basic subjects, Gulf News reported.

According to the paper, Merryland International School in Mussafah has launched the UAE's first robotic lab, which includes 30 robots with built-in intelligence.

The paper reported "Humanoid AISOY Raspberry Pi robot will teach basic addition and subtraction while Nao, the 57-cm tall Evolution Humanoid robot from France, will help special needs children."

"I have sourced out some of the best and most advanced robots including humanoids, quadrupeds, hexapods, flying robots and pet robots from all over the world," Susheela George, founder of Merryland, told the paper, adding: "Our aim is to mould future scientists, designers, engineers and leaders."

1486 days ago
Zack H. Abdi

Novel way to increase the children's curiosity. Teaching also need emotions. Robotics can help children in Critical Thinking, Creativity, Team Work, and of course help children to understand STEM principle first hand. Allow the children to find their internal talents.
Robotics program can help teachers with teaching aids and NOT replacing the human touch!

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