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Gear Up for Pedagogical Robots

The Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research has recently started to develop an application named ‘uReply Robot’. Having human-like appearance and the ability of conversation, humanoid robots are applicable to language subjects which require more interaction and engagement from students. Software or applications available in the market, however, may not be a perfect choice for teachers to set up the robots as they may not possess the required level of programming knowledge. uReply Robot is a user-friendly application which allows teachers to set up various types of robots with minimal training. As simple as using a mobile app, teachers will be able to pre-load content like lecture slides, videos, questions, etc., onto the robots for ‘lecturing’, leaving teachers more time to facilitate learning activities and to interact with students during lessons.

This article was originally published in No. 533, Newsletter in Mar 2019.