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Submission + - Japanese Elementary School Enrolls Robot Exchange Student (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: A new research program is underway in Japan which will introduce fifth graders to a 1.2 meter tall communication robot called Robovie over a period of 14 months. Researchers at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) say Robovie has the conversational skills of a five-year-old, which they hope to improve through daily interactions with the children at Higashihikari elementary school.
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Japanese Elementary School Enrolls Robot Exchange Student

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