The next big thing in education is being taught by robots.
The idea is to put teachers in classrooms with students who are not yet fully human.
“Robots aren’t a perfect representation of the human experience.
It’s not even close,” said Adam Mazzuca, the head of technology at Carnegie Mellon University, which is working on a robot for the first time.
“We’re looking at a very different kind of education than we’ve ever had.”
“There’s been a lot of excitement and enthusiasm around this,” he added.
“This is a very big shift in how education is going to be done in the next 20 years.
You can imagine, for example, the way a school system might be set up with robots in the classroom, and how it might interact with the students and the learning environment.”
It’s not a radical idea, but one that has already generated a lot more buzz than it’s worth.
What makes it a revolutionary idea is that it would essentially be replacing teachers and classrooms entirely.
For decades, educators have been working with computers to teach students how to read, write and interact with other people, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
A number of educators have already announced plans to take robotics classes at schools, including New York City’s William H. Macy Jr. School, which has two full-time robots teaching students how the alphabet works and how to use their phone.
And a handful of schools already have robotics instructors.
Some have taken this opportunity to introduce robots to students and teach them basic skills that they wouldn’t normally have.
But it’s not an ideal situation.
For example, many educators still don’t know how to teach a robot how to speak or move around.
In a world where robots are so ubiquitous, students can learn so much by watching and learning with them, but it’s a learning environment where they have to interact with a robot to learn and think.
One teacher, David L. Pappas, teaches a robot called Bambi that he has been using for the past two years.
He says the robot helps students by reading books aloud and asking questions, but the robots also can learn by teaching them the alphabet and the meaning of letters.
“We want them to be able to have a dialogue with us,” he said.
“When they’re doing homework, they want to ask questions, they need to know the rules.
They’re able to talk to us.”
The robots are programmed to answer questions like: What is a banana?
What is the word for a chicken?
In fact, there are robots teaching children in a handful to understand basic vocabulary like the word “bamboo.”
Pappas said he hopes the new robots will be able help kids in other ways.
“What’s really important is we want them not just to be learning,” he told me.
“But to have an opportunity to talk about their world.”
In the meantime, Pappans hopes that teachers will be ready to teach the robots to use common tools like pens and paper.
If the robots can learn how to be human, Pops can teach the robot how not to be.
Pops also said he’s excited that robots will eventually be used to help with homework, since the robots will not only teach the students, but will also be able interact with them and make them better students.