As you may recall from your elementary school years, homework assignments dished out to kids aren't always well thought. While some assignments are able to stump parents, this sheet that was apparently assigned to first graders is just asking for trouble. The kids are supposed to create a word that ends with "uck." Regardless, there are only so many letters in the alphabet, and eventually, some kid is going to choose "f" or "c" to fill in the blank.
You head home after a rough day of say, third grade, sit down to watch your favorite cartoon with your favorite snack, trying to wash away thoughts of gym class, gross school lunch and rejection from your first crush and then...your heart sinks. You remember that you still have to write a stupid book report about the The Boy Who Cried Wolf. You could take the time to actually do your homework properly, with correct spelling, details and accuracy. My friend teaches 3rd grade. This kid has a bad case of the Mondays.
One mother, Yerelyn Cueva, recently caught her son Jariel using Alexa to do his math homework. What else is Alexa for except to perform the most basic operations we could otherwise complete ourselves? SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama's letter to her younger self is so tender it has broken me Give the kid credit -- subtraction isn't easy, and at least he's not asking Alexa to add two plus two. Amazon reported selling "tens of millions" of Echo devices in 2018. So expect this homework-cheating crisis to grow, not contract, in the upcoming years.
CMRoboBits is a course offered at Carnegie Mellon University that introduces students to all the concepts needed to create a complete intelligent robot. In particular, the course focuses on the areas of perception, cognition, and action by using the Sony AIBO robot as the focus for the programming assignments. This course shows how an AIBO and its software resources make it possible for students to investigate and work with an unusually broad variety of AI topics within a single semester. While material presented in this article describes using AI-BOs as the primary platform, the concepts presented in the course are not unique to the AIBO and can be applied on different kinds of robotic hardware. Our experience runs across several generations of these four-legged robots, and we have met with increasing success every year.