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Kiro robot teaches Korean kindergarten by day, discusses Kandinsky by night

Amar Toor, @amartoo
June 21, 2011
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This little girl loves Kiro. Why? Because he's probably the raddest robot teacher she's ever seen. Developed by Korea's Robot Research Institute, the bot recently wrapped up a three week trial period in a kindergarten classroom, where he apparently spent most of his time screening educational videos on his abdomen, playing interactive games, and keeping his students in rapt attention. When he wasn't busy dishing out Ritalin to his underlings, Kiro also served as a guide at the Dong-A University Museum, in Busan. After programming the droid with enough knowledge to make him sound smart, engineers set him loose within the art gallery, where he would provide visitors with background information in hushed, docent-dulcet tones. He loves kids. He loves art. He's always smiling. He's the kinda bot you could bring home to Dad. Scope him out for yourself in the video, after the break.



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