Finland school has robot teachers

Elias is the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school who has endless patience, never embarrasses students for asking questions and can even do the Gangnam style dance. The language teaching machine comprises of a humanoid robot and mobile applications. The robot is able to understand and speak 23 languages, it has a software that helps it to understand students requirements and helps to encourage learning.

It recognises the pupils skill levels and adjusts its questions accordingly. It also gives feedback to a teacher about the possible student problems. This is a new way to engage children in learning. Elias is about a foot tall, is based on Soft banks NAO humanoid interactive companion robot. The Maths robot called OVObot is small blue machine that looks like an owl and is around 25 cms height.