Saya the teacher doesn't mind being poked or pinched, or if the students play in class: She's an android designed to show children that science and technology can be fun subjects, Reuters reports. Saya, a lifelike female who started her career as a robot receptionist at Japanese companies and was then reprogrammed to teach, gave a lesson to fifth-graders at Tokyo's Kudan Elementary School after being carried to the podium. Professor Hiroshi Kobayashi of Tokyo University of Science, who built Saya, says she's not meant to replace human teachers, just to highlight the joys of technology. But Saya may be...

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