The Tega is a high-tech educational robot, designed by a group of researchers and engineers working out of MIT, that is capable of capturing children's attention and motivating them individually over a period of time.
The robot is designed to mirror children's emotional responses in order to influence their behavior. In time, it tweaks its approach based on child engagement in order to increase their learning outcomes.
Motivating and educating a large number of children in a classroom is a huge challenge, because different students tend to respond to different kinds of motivation. This is where the Tega educational robot comes in. Its personalized approach enables it to attract children's attentions and motivate them effectively, a finding that could have huge implications for the way robots are used in educational settings in the years to come.