Social robot being introduced in class

Photo by John Sinclair

I had my first opportunity recently to try an Aldebaran NAO robot as a teaching tool in an AI class. The session was an end of term activity around summarising what we did in the AI class so far and questions. 

A question came up around AI and it's impact on society. Perfect opportunity to bring in a social robot - especially as a precursor for when we include a session on social robotics next term.

The robot was part of the investment in STEM teaching part-funded by HEFCE.

The video below shows the robot in action, while I am learning to use it.

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