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USA Weekend Features Projo the Robot and its Human, TC's Sandra Okita

The magazine reports that "the soft-spoken robot, whose name is short for 'projective agent'...helps students learn in part by making mistakes to keep them vigilant."
From the USA Weekend story: "For the past decade, Okita, 38, has used that understanding in her research, creating computerized avatars and robots in a quest to produce “the ideal peer learner” for children... 'There’s something about being able to share the physical space” with a lifelike tutor that makes a difference to kids,' she says."

Link: School 2.0


Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2013