Robots to Join Two Australian Primary and Secondary Classrooms for Research Study

Published by , August 18, 2015 11:50 am

(Times of India) — Research is being conducted in Australia into how robots can be effectively implemented into primary and secondary school curricula to improve classroom learning.  As part of the study, children in two South Australian schools will soon have robots as classroom companions. The three-year research project, led by Swinburne University of Technology, will see two South Australian schools per term trial the use of NAO robots — humanoid robots developed by Aldebaran Robotics, a French robotics company.

“Robots are becoming a part of society. It is the responsibility of Australian schools to prepare their students with the skills needed for the future,” said Swinburne lead researcher Dr. Therese Keane.

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