EngKey telepresence robot teaches English

Engkey Robot teaches English in elementary school in Daegu, South Korea. Developed by the Korea Institute of Science of Technology (KIST), EngKey is just under three-and-a-half feet high, features a video display for a face, and seems hell bent on taking all those “teach English in Korea” jobs away from shiftless American college grads looking to postpone responsibility for one or two more desperate years. There are currently twenty-nine such devices, which — get this — are actually operated remotely by teachers in the Philippines.

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