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The English Teaching Robot
Call it the job Terminator. South Korea, which employs some 30,000 foreigners to teach English, has plans for a new addition to its language classrooms; The English-speaking robot. Students in a few schools started learning English from the robo-teachers late last year; by the end of this year, the government hopes to have them in 18 more schools. The brightly colored, squat androids are part of an effort to keep South Korean students competitive in English. Not surprisingly, the proposal has worried a few human teachers-and with good reason. Experts say the robots could eventually phase out flesh-and-blood foreign English teachers altogether
 
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Period Dec. 27, 2010 ~ Mar. 31, 2011
Venue 29 classrooms at 21 Primary Schools in Daegu city, Korea
Used Robots Total 29 robots, AUTONOMOUS Eng.-tutoring robots based on TELEPRESENCE Type
Hosted by Ministry of Knowledge Economy
Organized by Center for Intelligent Robotics
Sponsored by Ministry of Education Science and Techonology / Daegu Metro City
Daegu Metro Office of Education/ KIRIA/ KIST


Period

Dec. 21, 2009~Feb. 12, 2010

Venue Happo and Hogye Primary School, Changwon city, Korea
Used Robots ENGKEY 1, Mero 1 (Happo)/ Telepresence 1, Mero 1(Hogye)
Hosted by Ministry of Knowledge Economy
Organized by Center for Intelligent Robotics
Sponsored by Ministry of Education Science and Techonology / Changwon City
Gyoungnam Robot Industry Foundation/ KIST