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CAOS Weekly Philosophy: Just give the baby to the robot.

Started by Brad Nunnally, 2005-10-11T17:46:32-05:00 (Tuesday)

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Brad Nunnally

I recently read an article in Wired magazine that delt with a research study they did with robots teaching toddlers and small children. The robots were dressed in a very appealing way towards the children. One was even dressed up as a chicken.

Is this the future of daycare or preschool? Instead of have people watch and teach our kids basic skill we just program Mrs. Robo to do it for us?

What are some of the pros and cons for this? Why would it be a good thing? Why would it be a bad thing?

Just remember Robots can't get angry towards a child.  ;-)

"Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes."
    Norman Douglas
Brad Ty Nunnally
Business & Usabilty Consultant at Perficent
Former CAOS Hooligan