HYDERABAD : Disruptive technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making their way into classrooms as robots to teach students, at a school in city. The Indus International School in Hyderabad introduced a teaching robot, which is said to be the first in the country, as part of its collaborative learning model.
The school even demonstrated the performance of Eagle Robots to education minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy recently to explore the possibility of deploying them in government schools. As many as 21 highly interactive Eagle Robots were deployed at three Indus schools in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune.
“We have always believed in education being the most powerful ‘Brahmastra’ to bridge the socio-economic gap. This motto propelled us to bring in a seamless collaboration between man and machine. Like in other domains, human intelligence blended with AI will bring a paradigm shift in imparting education,” said Arjun Ray, founder and CEO of Indus Trust.
He added, “Humanoid robots will assist the teacher in teaching, while the teacher can build competencies for innovation. The well-groomed young talent coming out of an efficient education system like this can give the necessary fillip for our economy”.
The robot is said to be capable of teaching students of grades V to XI, in the classroom along with the teacher and also in a standalone mode. They can impart education in more than 30 different languages, clarify doubts by answering and asking questions and conduct an automated assessment at the end of the class.
Children can connect with the assessment and content of the robot through devices like mobiles and laptops.
Aparna Achanta, principal of Indus International School, Hyderabad, said that the school intends to make available Eagle robots to other educational institutions in the private and government sector across the country.