Sofia Serholt with her humanoid robot.
Sofia Serholt with her humanoid robot. Credit: Laila Östlund/Gothenburg University.

Robots in the classroom: A Swedish lesson

Sofia Serholt: The robot would move about and speak
8:17 min

Robots have been used in manufacturing for decades but what about as a teaching aid in the classroom? Radio Sweden discovers how a humanoid robot interacted with a group of 11-13 year olds in a school in western Sweden.

Sofia Serholt is a PHD student at the Department for Applied IT at the University of Gothenburg. Along with research colleagues, she helped develop a robot that interacted with pupils at a school in western Sweden.

She evaluated whether the robot, programmed to interpret and respond to human emotions, could contribute to teaching in schools.    

Find out how the school children responded to the robot by clicking the link above.

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