Buckle up, because Japan has unleashed the silliest solution to school anxiety! Picture this: In Kumamoto, they’re tackling attendance problems with… wait for it… telepresence robots! That’s right, students will soon attend class with robot avatars on wheels, operated from home.
These wacky robots, with tablets on sticks, let kids move around and chat with teachers via video calls. Because, why not, right? The district tried online classes, but apparently, that wasn’t odd enough. They’re starting with elementary and junior high students.
This is a hilarious experiment in the realm of education, and we can’t wait to see how it unfolds. Who knows, maybe one day, our kids will be telling tales of their days spent in school with robot pals, and we’ll all have a good laugh!