March 13, 2012      

Robots, in part because they have infinite patience, can make excellent teachers. And Sidney D?Mello, a University of Notre Dame assistant professor in psychology along with his colleagues, have devised a learning program called Affective AutoTutor that could one day make robot teachers even better at the task.

Designed to work via a laptop ? we?re assuming it could be adapted for a tablet toting robot ? the program can not only gauge a student?s knowledge, it can use visual cues to determine t...

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