Social robot teaches children a foreign language

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Helping to make learning fun, as well as providing companionship, Flash Robotics’ social robot EMYS uses its artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to play games with children. EMYS has been designed to be teddy-bear cute and moves, speaks and interacts in a number of different ways. The robot uses its AI to express emotions to better understand and connect with children and can recognize and integrate nearby objects into its teaching. The creators of EMYS believe its effectiveness lies in consistent and regular teaching. By teaching one word a day, a child will be able to learn up to 1000 words…

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