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Cottage school children moved to a new level: students can attend classes from the comfort of an apartment
Stepan Sopin (on screen) English in the classroom. Due to illness he could not go to school. Photo Eugene GLADINA
Instead, 12 year old Stepan Sopina goes to school robot. The boy from the disease can not yet attend school.
Doubler. Stepan Sopin two years does not go to school. He was ill with leukemia. Being in the team for him dangerous to the boy almost zero immunity. In September 2010, the company proposed to Stepan Rbot and school number 166, in which he is learning cottage, learn with the help of a robot.
“Stepan is very fond of the computer, so the offer to participate in such an experiment made immediately,” – says his mother, Nina Sopina.
Employees Rbot taken the robot to the school № 166, held there and the apartment Sopin High-Speed ??Internet. Within a few days Stepan learned to control electronics. With the help of a conventional keyboard, he can move the robot in his right place, rotate and tilt his head.
In Stepan Sopina leukemia, because of which the boy is almost zero immunity.
In the classroom. While using the robot Stepan examines only one subject – English. The boy was sitting with headphones in my room before the monitor on which the video camera. A few keys on the keyboard it makes the robot drive up to the teacher’s desk. When the teacher begins the lesson, Stepan hears and sees everything that happens in the classroom. He answers questions from teachers, classmates, along with the voice of dialogue and shared laughs jokes.
“Learning with the help of a robot I really like – says Stepan. – It’s convenient. Only at the end of classes, I often get tired, so the interrupt and go to rest. “
Stepan, sitting at home with the help of a robot with a classmate read the dialogue in English. At first, students built a robot faces, but now used to it. They appeal to the robot by the name of the boy – Tap Dance. Photo Eugene GLADINA
|Where else would the robots are going to school|
In Canada since 2000 for the learning process used by the robots. Students who, for various reasons can not attend school, attend classes through its representative, the robot. They can rotate the head of the house of a robot to look around and zoom in the image.
In the United States in 2010, a resident of the State of Texas began to go to school with the help of a robot. The robot is equipped with a small screen, webcam, speakers and microphone.
Socialization. First, classmates reacted to the appearance of the robot as a gimmick. “Everyone climbed into the camera and built faces” – says Nina Sopina. Now Styopa classmates perceive technical development as a normal thing. Robots are no longer makes them laugh. Due to fixed on the screen they see it Barrens, sitting in his room.
“The robot helps to ensure that classmates do not forget the Barrens, they are constantly communicating. And for the socialization of children is very important, “- says Nina Sopina.
A boy learns not only with the robot, but also helps to improve it. He said the developers the robot on its shortcomings, which are eliminated. “At first when you turn the robot head very noisy, I have not heard anything. The developers of what is changed, and now this is no problem “- says Stepan Sopin.
Robot helps not only learn, but also to communicate with classmates at recess. Children discuss new computer toys. Tap Dance invites kids to his home. Photo by Sergei Duvanov
PERSPECTIVE. Schools in Moscow now has four of the robot. Each of these “connected” to a child, although the study can use it to several children. The only restriction in this case – to say they will have to take turns, not all together.
The cost of such a robot – 100 thousand rubles. Now the company has transferred to schools free of robots.
In all, representatives of the robots could change the process of education for one and a half thousand children in home schooling in Moscow.