In May, students at a Japanese elementary school had a parallel experience when they came to class one day and found Saya, the face robot, sitting at the front of the room. Hiroshi Kobayashi, a mechanical engineering professor at the Tokyo University of Science, developed Saya in 2004 to be a university receptionist. Kobayashi said robots need humans, and Saya -- who is operated via remote control by a human watching the teacher's interactions through a camera -- was created "just for fun."

Click here for the video


Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eCampus News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

eSchool News