How Robots Can Help Children’s Education

A new study suggests that robots can possibly play an important role for the education of children, but they will likely never be able to fully replace teachers.

The science magazine Science Robotics published research that shows how social robots could be helpful in teaching certain subjects, such as grammar or mathematics. But current technology is still too limited for robots to entirely replace teachers or tutors. Robots still have difficulties when it comes to speech recognition and their ability for social interaction. It will in all likelihood still require many years until robots have mastered these difficulties.