India’s Education Sector Welcomes “Iris”: The First AI Teacher Robot

A school in Kerala has introduced India’s maiden AI teacher robot, aptly named ‘Iris’. dressed in a saree, Iris, developed in collaboration with Makerlabs Edutech, is set to redefine traditional teaching methods with its cutting-edge features and personalized learning experiences.

Housed within the premises of KTCT Higher Secondary School in Thiruvanathpuram, Iris marks a groundbreaking initiative under the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) project, championed by NITI Aayog. This technological marvel boasts an array of features aimed at revolutionizing the pedagogical landscape.

According to its developers, Iris is more than just a robot; it’s a futuristic companion equipped with an in-built voice assistant and powered by an Intel chipset. Utilizing an Android app interface, Iris seamlessly interacts with students, offering tailored learning experiences across diverse subjects. Its mobility, facilitated by wheels, enables it to navigate classrooms effortlessly while engaging students in interactive sessions.

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The unveiling of Iris was not merely confined to the school premises; Makerlabs Edutech took to social media, specifically Instagram, to introduce its brainchild to the world. The caption accompanying the video encapsulated the essence of Iris’s mission: “Breaking Boundaries in Education: Introducing IRIS, India’s first AI Teacher Robot!” The video showcased Iris in action, clad in a saree, effortlessly mingling with students, thus epitomizing its integration into the educational ecosystem.

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Makerlabs Edutech expressed pride in Iris’s creation, highlighting its commitment to innovation and the potential for further groundbreaking developments in the realm of education. With Iris, they aim to revolutionize learning by harnessing AI’s power to personalize educational experiences, thereby empowering educators and captivating students like never before.

Indeed, Iris’s introduction underscores the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in the education sector. Tech luminaries such as Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates have long championed AI’s capacity to revolutionize teaching and learning. Gates envisions AI-powered chatbots recognizing users’ learning styles, personalizing content, and measuring comprehension levels, thus fostering enhanced engagement and motivation among learners.

As Iris takes its place in classrooms, it symbolizes not only a technological breakthrough but also a beacon of hope for the future of education in India and beyond. With its ability to adapt, engage, and inspire, Iris embodies the fusion of innovation and education, heralding a new era of learning excellence.

Ankur Srivastava
Ankur Srivastava

Ankur Srivastava is a Serial Entrepreneur, Founder- Qi Media, Qi Tech and Story Network

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