The robot Wakamaru may become a fixture in the homes of elderly Japanese who have no one else to look after them. Wired
Mind-Reading Robot Teachers Head To Class -- Discovery
Everyone had that one teacher in high school who you swore was a robot. Dull lectures delivered in a monotone voice all but invited you to snooze away the class, drooling on your desk.
On the other hand, we've all had those teachers we loved; ones who were engaging, creative and inspired us us to explore our creativity. They may not have stood on desks or demand we rip excremental introductions from our text books, but bottom line, they held our attention.
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My Comment: I cannot see such a teacher in a schoolroom filled with troubled teens .... but in higher education classes .... it will probably work.