Well… it turns out that we don’t need mothers after all! Fortunately, artificial intelligence is progressing to such a developed level of excellence that it is now able even to take care of our children! REALLY!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!!??????? We need Momni now more than ever when the latest news praises the efforts of ROBOTS as a solution to the global childcare crisis. Calling all mothers, Momnis and HUMANS—we can do better than this for our children. It’s a robot apocalypse… NOOOOOOOOOO!
Here are the quotes and details from the article from DayNurseries.co.uk.
Robots are being tested out at nurseries in Japan to plug the country’s early years recruitment crisis, which has seen demand for childcare places outstrip supply.
Artificial intelligence that can recognise and welcome children when they arrive at nursery, monitor their movements, sleep, heart rate and even body temperature is being trialled at a nursery in Tokyo.
Under the watchful eye of academics at Gunma University, Vevo the robot is being put to work in one of 27 childcare settings run by Global Bridge Holdings, while a second nursery will test out the robot from October.
“We believe that by supporting childcare education with this robot, we can contribute to resolving the shortage of nursery teacher and improving the quality of education,” said Yuji Takashima, a spokesperson for Social Solutions, a subsidiary of the childcare operator Global Bridge Holdings.
Vevo is equipped with facial recognition technology which means it can identify each child.
The robot is embedded with sensors that allow it to monitor a child’s sleep patterns and raise the alarm if it suspects the child is unwell by detecting changes in body temperature using a thermograph.
With a view to selling Vevo to nurseries as a childcare solution, there are plans for the robot to be brought to market to sell for £28,000 (4 million yen) from April 2018.
Three years ago, UniFa Co. introduced Meebo, a kindergarten robot that takes photos and dances with children. But robotic innovations aimed at the early years sector are also being used in nurseries in the UK.
KASPAR the robot has – since his artificial birth at the University of Hertfordshire in 2015 – been teaching autistic toddlers in the UK about human emotions and feelings.