Is this the start of robot domination? South Korea will now be going ahead of having robot teaching assistants, known as the R-Learning, and having them in at least 500 preschools in 2010 at a cost of 1 billion won, and an additional 40 billion won by 2012. By 2013, it would be present in 8000 preschools – so expect robots to be teaching your kids the alphabet (and possibly in binary).
Elementary schools could also be included in this program if it does bring some positive results; and parents will be also allowed to connect to the robots to check on their child’s progress and exchange messages. As well, it will be expanding internationally… so guess what Australia, you might be next.