The 'L2TOR' Robot is Designed to Help Students Learn Languages Faster

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 24, 2016
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'L2TOR' is a robotic device that is designed to help children learn languages quickly. Although students learn a language faster when they receive one-on-one instruction, the majority of schools cannot afford such practices. This device aims to fill in the gaps between teachers and their students with robotic instruction.

L2TOR is a EU-funded device that aims to help children learn new languages. The robot is capable of speaking directly to students, while also paying attention to emotional cues such as boredom and contentment. The device is aimed at children between the ages of four and six, who would benefit from one-on-one language instruction.

Due to its mobility, the device is ideal for both home use and schools. The researchers who developed L2TOR are also hoping to use the device to help the children of recent immigrants learn the language of their new homeland.