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Date: 15 Aug 2018 | By: Mr Alan Williams, Media & Communications Officer| Story Source: University of Plymouth (news) ~ Go to Original Article

Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests.

Writing in Science Robotics, scientists say social robots are proving effective in the teaching of certain narrow subjects, such as vocabulary or prime numbers.

But current technical limitations – particularly around speech recognition and the ability for social interaction – mean their role will largely be confined to that of teaching assistants or tutors, at least for the foreseeable future.

The study was led by