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Model-like robot helps teach Japanese in Vietnam

Japan has taken its advanced technology to a new level with the use of an android that can reproduce facial expressions to teach Japanese in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Geminoid F, a robot based on a real female model, debuted at a Japanese language class attended by 40 Vietnamese students last week to see if androids can help with foreign language learning, The Japan News reported. Researchers led by Osaka University Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro created the robot in 2010, using air pressure to move 12 areas of her face, including the mouth, eyes, and cheeks, to make human-like expressions. People feel more comfortable and less nervous when they

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