In Australia, ‘Social robot’ trial boosts learning and behaviour at school

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In what is a first for Victoria, teachers from the special school have linked forces with La Trobe University researchers to trial how robots might work as a teaching companion in classes, and to monitor how educators can shift their practice to better cater to the diverse, and sometimes testing, needs of children with an intellectual disability.

Principal Jenny Wallace says she was eager to “see what opportunity there might be for [the technology]” when the school was first approached by researchers in 2016…

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