What’s a Robot?
A robot is a mechanical or virtual artificial agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. Robots can be autonomous, semi-autonomous or remotely controlled and range from humanoids such as ASIMO and TOPIO to nano robots, ‘swarm’ robots, and industrial robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own. The branch of technology that deals with robots is called robotics.
Think of your Spanish Robot as a virtual tutor. Virtual tutors are some kind of embodied agent that helps children to do their homework, for example, on peer to peer basis. In this instance, it’s a peer to peer basis of learning Spanish.
Robots as teacher assistants let children to be more assertive during the class and get more motivated. South Korea is the first country deploying a program to have a robot in each school.
Why Crowdfund a Spanish Robot?
Crowdfunding is a financing method that involves individuals networking and pooling their resources, in order to support seeing a project to completion. Rather than seeking substantial sums from a small number of investors, one would operate a crowdfund in order to go directly to those MOST interested in what they are making, and involve them in the process from the beginning.