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Robots will soon be teaching
basic math and other subjects at a
private school in Abu Dhabi.
The Merryland International
School in Mussafah has launched
what it claims is the first robotic
lab in a UAE school, with more
than 30 cutting-edge robots
including humanoids with built-in
Humanoid AISOY Raspberry
Pi robot will teach basic addition
and subtraction, while Nao — the
57 cm tall Evolution Humanoid
robot from France — will help
special needs children.
Nao can walk, talk, and even
recognize emotions. The
programmable robot can also be
used to explore research topics in
robotics, computer science,
human-machine interaction, and
even social sciences.
George Takei visited Rethink
Robotics (and other tech places)
recently in the Boston area. He
met Baxter and even taught the
robot to pick up Sulu figurines.
Image Credit: Abdul Rehman/XPRESS