According to a new study conducted by Duke developmental psychologists, children perceive smart speakers like Alexa as more human-like than autonomous vacuums like Roomba. The study also revealed that children believe that it is wrong to harm either device, despite perceiving a difference in their intelligence.
Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are successfully using a robot to help keep children with learning disabilities focused on their work. This was one of the key results in a new study that also found both the youngsters and their instructors valued the positive classroom contributions made by the robot.
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Dutch startup Fectar has developed an app that teaches Ukrainian children to recognize mines. This first-ever interactive augmented reality (AR) hologram lesson was created for explosives education. The lesson stems from the question soldier Charles Valentine asked himself: “How can we help the Ukrainian people to demine their country if 30% of the ammunition fired has not exploded but is still there?”