Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The English Speaking Robot “Mero”



The above Robot named “mero” which by the way means “mine” in Nepali happened to make it to the list of Times list of 50 best inventions of 2010.   Mero can move in any direction and can follow human facial expressions as well. It is not only an effective teacher, but students at school also enjoy interacting with the new, fun, and cool school “staff.”While robots are used primarily in support roles for real human teachers, the Time Magazine called Mero the robot a “job terminator,” saying they could potentially replace the native speakers currently employed in Korean schools. Although there remain issues of economic feasibility as well as ethics, both inventions indicate excellent capacity of Korean universities as future leaders of world science and technology.

Along with Apple’s iPad, Google’s Driverless Car, Sony’s Alpha A55 Camera and others, the Online Electric Vehicle (dubbed OLEV) manufactured by the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) was included in the 50 Best Inventions of 2010 published by The Times.  OLEV runs on embedded electric power strips that provide electromagnetic power to the vehicle, wirelessly, charging an onboard battery and powering the bus’s electric motor.  The makers of this vehicle say that this “technology not only eliminates pollution, but also alleviates the problems usually associated with hybrid vehicles such as heavy batteries, lengthy charging and limited range.”


The OLEV has been on a test operation since last March at the Seoul Amusement Park.

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