Points Education Franchisors Should Know Before Replacing Teachers With Robots

Shahram Warsi
Shahram Warsi Aug 16 2018 - 2 min read
Points Education Franchisors Should Know Before Replacing Teachers With Robots
Technology is transforming the education industry constantly and rapidly.

In the era of providing high-quality experiences with ease, the concept of the robotic teacher is expected to witness a sudden rise in times to come. Already engaging in many sectors, robots are expected to soon set the education industry buzzing. Keeping the trends and competitions in mind, educators are coming up with innovative ideas to fulfill students’ and parents’ demand.

According to a recent study, Robots play an important role in educating young students but can never fully replace teachers. Considering the technology limitations, the role of robots will be confined to that of teachers and other educational staffs.

Tony Belpaeme, Professor in Robotics, University of Plymouth and Ghent Institute says, “In recent years scientists have started to build robots for the classroom that can actually teach. This is because pressures on teaching budgets, and calls for more personalized teaching, have led to a search for technological solutions.”

But to replace teachers permanently with robots is an impossible task.

Social interaction

Programmed with softwares, Robots lack feelings, necessary for educating children. Unable to interact socially, robots can’t help students to get over their problems, making them feel better, whereas human teachers can. Thus, franchisors need to understand the importance of human teachers, while educating children.

Speech recognition

Educators need to understand that robots in education are highlighted by technical constraints. Franchisors need to understand that robots are incapable of understanding utterances from young children, which could cause no development, leading to failure in business in the long run.

Posing logistical challenges

Experts say that introducing robots in school curriculum would pose logistical challenges and might come along with risks. They believe that students could be seen relying completely on robots, rather than using them in difficulty. This can lead to underdeveloped children,  becoming a reason for your brand’s failure.

Subscribe Newsletter
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities
Entrepreneur Magazine

For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you

or Click here to Subscribe Online

Newsletter Signup

Share your email address to get latest update from the industry