Do We Need to Use Robots in Education?

 

 

 

Robots have proven they can change the life of society by helping in healthcare and other industries. They can perform small and delicate tasks without any problems, difficulties, or worries. Robots are also amazing at handling monotonous tasks that might be tedious and quite challenging to humans, so it is only a matter of time when they are going to at least partially conquer the educational sector. There are many ways we can benefit from the use of robots in education.

1. We can use robots for students that are otherwise unable to attend the classroom. There are some cases when due to special needs or some special physical states of the body people cannot attend a traditional school, but they still need to gain that experience. Technology, in this regard, can make this process easy and almost real.

2. Robotics produce simulators that are amazing at training for a particular activity without taking risks. As education gets more focused on the practical use of knowledge, different simulators can be implemented as a safe way to practice skill and model and create various situations. As well as pilots use flight simulators for training, there could be programs teaching to act in real-life situations.

3. There are also amazing stand-ins when it comes to learning delicate procedures, like those in medical training. We cannot use people as a training ground, and that is why many professionals lack practical training. Robotic stand-ins can change that and give actual practical experience with the most sophisticated procedures.

4. They are great solution for students with special needs, performing various study programs that are designed particularly for them.

5. They might also become tutors. It is actually happening right now in Tampere, Finland where robot Elias helps children to learn languages and math.

So, how can we benefit from the use of robots in education? Well, they are great with repetitive tasks: they do not get tired and can perform the same assignment a thousand of times. One of the most crucial benefits of robot tutors is that they are not judgmental or biased and they give a child as much time as they need. They will repeat the same word or question even hundreds of times just to give a person or child time to learn with the natural speed.

They also can provide valuable insight for a human teacher regarding the learning process and the interaction with students. In the not so distant future, they will probably be able students’ facial expressions to understand them better.

Technology makes our life easier and provides us with the ability to delegate tiring or monotonous tasks to robots. However, they will never substitute humans in education, writing, and creativity. Only humans can create truly remarkable pieces of art and writing. However, we still need to get the best use of technology in the future.

7 thoughts on “Do We Need to Use Robots in Education?”

  1. The first case literally happened in when I was in school. Because a student injured his neck and had to stay home for a long time he would have a webcam with microphone so that he could follow the lessons from home by connecting with a computer in class. He also had a beep button so that he could ask questions when he didn’t understand something. To be honest though, it was a bit laggy and there were some quality issues, but I can really see how the concept might work.

    • I do really hope that they will be used in the proper way, only to help teachers and maybe special education children. Thank you very much Faheen for your prompt response.

  2. Over forty years ago we never imagine that robots could do things like human. We only programmed the computer for helping complex calculations. It is amazing that nowadays, we have robots talk and do may kinds of services for human.

    My idea is why not having robot in education. It is a good idea. There are many pros. As you mentioned, I think the top pros that I like are robots are not bias, no emotion, accurate, and do very well with repetitive tasks. All of which are human weakness. If we use robots in a constructive and beneficial ways for human, especially in education, the world could be very advanced. The cons is we may overuse them and lack sufficient human interaction. The absolute solution is to create plans to fix this issue.

    If we use robots for education to fill the gaps of human ability, I think we need them. Do you agree?

    Taviwan

    • I agree with you 100% Taviwan. Robots can be very good in education if they are used in the proper way just to help teachers of course. Teachers will never and should never be replaced by AI(artificial intelligence). Thanks again for your prompt response and point of view.

  3. There were times when I wished my son had a robot who could go to school for him.
    He has Celiac and he often ends up missing several days due to this condition.

    The technology has advanced to the point where children and/or adults with chronic illness may be able to interact even when they are not well enough to be physically present.
    New mothers could log into workplace bots to complete their tasks while still at home with their newborns, eliminating the lack of income maternity leave brings.

    Using robot patients to teach medical students the essential techniques of their craft could eliminate gaps in training that can lead to issues later on in their careers. I know a few phlebotomists could’ve used some extra practice in finding a vein.

    With everything robots can and may yet do for us, we can only hope that we remain as active as we currently are, and do not end up like the humans in Wall-E!

    Thank you for this insight. I will be bookmarking the page for future reads.

  4. There were times when I wished my son had a robot who could go to school for him.
    He has Celiac and he often ends up missing several days due to this condition.

    The technology has advanced to the point where children and/or adults with chronic illness may be able to interact even when they are not well enough to be physically present.
    New mothers could log into workplace bots to complete their tasks while still at home with their newborns, eliminating the lack of income maternity leave brings.

    Using robot patients to teach medical students the essential techniques of their craft could eliminate gaps in training that can lead to issues later on in their careers. I know a few phlebotomists could’ve used some extra practice in finding a vein.

    With everything robots can and may yet do for us, we can only hope that we remain as active as we currently are, and do not end up like the humans in Wall-E!

    Thank you for this insight. I will be bookmarking the page for future reads.

Leave a Comment