Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Good morning, Mrs. Roboto

In their ongoing battle against the challenges of a declining population, the Japanese put a lot of effort into developing robots for all sorts of applications. Many are logical such as automated assembly lines and menial, repetitive labor, but other positions seem less suited for a robot. School teacher might be a questionable robot occupation because of the high level of unpredictable interaction required, but an experiment forges ahead at a Tokyo school.
[source: Telegraph UK]