(MENAFN – Swissinfo) The pandemic is forcing us to rethink everything, even the way we teach. What if robots were the future of education?
This content is published March 1, 2021 – 15:39 March 1, 2021 – 15:39 Sara Ibrahim
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Thymio, Lexi, Elias, Pepper, Nao, Anastasia, Kaspar: they can become your child’s new classmates. They are industrious but not competitive, they know a lot but are not arrogant, they learn from others while helping them learn. But instead of being children of flesh and blood, they have metal hearts and electronic brains. They are robots and are mainly used in education and schools.
According to forecasts, the market for educational robots is set to expand significantly in the coming years. External link. The increasing demand for collaborative robots in education and industry could also echo in the creation of new jobs.
In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic and school closures could significantly drive the long-term development of the educational robotics market.
But what’s so special about this smart machine? Robots in schools and universities can act as responsive mentors and assist students and teachers through more interactive teaching that encourages sociability rather than isolation. The robot can be a developed physical, social and emotional interface in such a way that it can read children’s facial expressions External links.
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