Guy Creates Recycled Robot To Be Used As Teacher In Schools
An Indian man has created a polyglot robot which can be used as a teacher in schools.
It’s like nobody has seen The Terminator, or T2: Judgement Day. Year after year, we march towards a Skynet future – for example, we now have a robot who could sub in for a human teacher.
Dinesh Patel, a resident of Rajmalpur village of Jaunpur district and computer science teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya at IIT Bombay, has created Shalu, a robot capable of speaking nine local languages and 38 foreign languages.
He explained to IANS: ‘Shalu has been developed using waste materials like plastic, cardboard, wood, aluminium etc. It took three years to develop it and the expenditure was around Rs 50,000 (£486).’
Patel added: ‘Shalu can greet people, display emotions, read newspaper, recite recipes and perform many other activities. This can be used as a teacher in schools and as a receptionist in offices, too.’
Supratik Chakravarty, a professor in the computer science and engineering department of IIT Bombay, praised the robot, writing: ‘It is really a great development. Such a robot can be used in the field of education, entertainment and several other fields too. Shalu can be an inspiration for the next-gen scientists.’
While some have noted it doesn’t look as lifelike as Sophia, others have praised the innovation and possibilities of being able to help students.
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