Meet The Robot That Germany Hopes Will Help Refugee Children Integrate

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Nao Robot Math

More than a million refugees have made Germany their new home in the last year, and while many natives are fighting to have a majority sent back, Germany is hoping to find a way to integrate the refugees into their society, including the rollout of a new robot that is designed to help children learn German.

Nao, a robot almost the size of a 3-year-old child, uses microphones, cameras and sensors to interact with kids to teach the basics of German vocabulary, grammar and linguistics. But is a robot really a suitable replacement for a human teacher? Check out the audio below from a DW report that details the program.

 

Sources: DW

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