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Robot in the classroom

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The NAO robot can assist teachers with their lessons in computer science, engineering, physics and even math.

Randolph Township, N.J., school officials already have an advanced technology department but the addition of a programmable robot will bring the student learning experience to a whole new level.

Not only is the robot able to be programmed by using simple commands -- stand up, wave, and sit down -- the thing also gets down to some music.

Teq is the company that created the NAO robot, which is in its early stages but says a number of school districts are showing interest in purchasing the equipment to enhance the learning experience.

So far there are about 3,000 robot models integrated in classrooms around the country.

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