By 2012, South Korea
should see a great number of robot teachers
landing in their classrooms.
The Korean government will inject nearly 9 million US dollars in 2011
to increase to 500
number of schools testing out a robot assistant teacher.
Then in 2012
, Korea will invest 36 million dollars to further expand the project.
PlasticPals writes that in 2013
, almost 8000 South Korean schools
will be equipped with robot teachers or assistant teachers in this way.
Japan already has the humanoid robot Saya being tested in schools.