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The robots are coming! The robots are coming!

Robot Attack

The end is nigh, I tell you! Robot teachers are about to make their debut in Japan. We’re all doomed, DOOMED!

In what could be a harbinger of the future, elementary-school students in Tokyo are being taught by a robot.

Saya is the result of 15 years of research and is being tested as a teacher after working as a receptionist.

She — or it — is multilingual, can organize set tasks for pupils, call the roll and get angry when the kids misbehave.

Oh good. They’re ANGRY robots. Have we not learned anything from The Terminator? Don’t make them ANGRY!

Flickr Photo credit: Robot Attack! by Dan Coulter. Used under Creative Commons license.

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Wrangler of learning technologies by day, Dad, cyclist, soccer fan and, lately, home roaster of coffee by night. INFJ. I am the Manager of Educational Technologies at BCcampus, working primarily on open education projects. This blog is a personal blog and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BCcampus.