January 3, 2011

English Teaching Bots Multiplied in So. Korea

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True to their promise, So. Korea recently "hired" 29 teachers for elementary schools in Daegu. These Enkey robots are about 3.3 meters tall with a human face on its display. Remotely controlled by English teachers in the Philippines, they speak, read and dance for students, but can only handle about 8 at a time.

Each costs about $1.39 million, a large chunk of cash to replace humans who would rather not travel to remote areas. We bet that there are plenty of unemployed teachers who would work for a lot less than that amount.

Via Reviews of Electronics

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 3, 2011 8:39 AM
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