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Old 12-28-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Looks like robots are slowly becoming mainstream.

S.Korea schools get robot English teachers - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101228/wl_asia_afp/skoreaphilippinesroboteducationtechnologyoffbeat - broken link)
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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That's what we need here , with the inherent issues our educational system faces. Granted , they most likely would require defense mechanisms for those students who assault staff. I'd imagine teachers without encumberances such as emotion(negative) , stress , and sometimes flawed logic may go a lengthy way in educating not just students , but the scientifically impaired masses. I think they would also inspire multitudes of people to focus on pressing issues , and reduce escapism through use of psychoactive substances as well as illogical religious coping mechanisms.IMO.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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they most likely would require defense mechanisms for those students who assault staff.
Maybe we could arm them with an electro shock defense mechanism (50,000 volts) similar to some auto anti-theft devices that are out there .
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Bethesda
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Pshh...I'd like to see a robot do a better chicken impression than me.

...or be able to break up a fight.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Wooo party time!
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Do those things run on wireless or have any usb ports?

I give it a week before someone installs a Linux on that and makes it play their favorite mp3s in class.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Do those things run on wireless or have any usb ports?

I give it a week before someone installs a Linux on that and makes it play their favorite mp3s in class.
Or reprograms it to give passing grades for the whole class when they don't show up.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Bethesda
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Haha knowing Korean kids they'll have it programmed to let them play Starcraft in a matter of days :P
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:18 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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****ing Skynet. This is where it begins..
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