The educational system has not been keeping up with the rapid changes in society and technology, but this might begin to change in due time as a powerful robot called Root has just been released to teach kids how to code.
The Root was a result of great deal of time that a team of researchers at the Wyss Institute had spent studying the robots that are already on the market for kids. In their research, they discovered that with all the existing teaching robots, children would become uninterested and discard it once they have figured out the limitations of the robot. With the Root, there is a new level of things to learn each time they get older. This makes it a higher quality educational tool.
Currently, the team is searching for the right partners to help them to put the Root in every classroom in the US. They predict that could be available to the public in the middle of next year if they find the right investors. The Root is now production-ready after they were able to drive down the cost to US$200.