Global Kids Co., Ltd. introduced Sony Corporation’s “aibo” to a nursery school on a trial basis and conducted an experiment to verify the reaction of children in the nursery room of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Global Kids.

What is aibo?

The autonomous entertainment robot “aibo” is a pet robot developed by Sony Corporation and equipped with the latest voice recognition technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

The more time you spend in contact with each other, the more you can feel a sense of life as your behavior changes day by day, such as being fond of someone who loves you.

Although it was used in the field of nursing care, it was the first attempt to introduce and verify it in the field of childcare.

Below is a quote from the press release

Global Kids Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshitada Ishibashi, hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) has introduced the aibo ™ of Sony Corporation on a trial basis, and the reaction of children. We conducted an experiment to verify this at Global Kids Kiyosumishirakawaen (Shirakawa, Koto-ku) and Global Kids Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Nursery Office (Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku).

The autonomous entertainment robot aibo is equipped with the latest voice recognition technology and artificial intelligence (AI) developed by Sony Corporation, and can recognize human faces. The more times you meet and interact with each other, the more your behavior changes every day, such as being fond of someone you love. Until now, it has been used in the field of nursing care, but this is the first attempt to introduce and verify it in the field of childcare. (Please see the actual situation on the blog → http://www.gkids.co.jp/sutekilog/detail_105.html )

Aibo introduction verification overview

Comments from Global Kids Kiyosumishirakawaen Facility Director and Homeroom Teacher

・ For the introduction of aibo this time, the children talked with each other and named aibo “Niji-kun”.
Through the care of aibo, such as feeding and sleeping, the children were able to actively communicate with each other. Since the garden was newly established in April, it usually
takes a long time for children to get to know each other because they are nervous about the new environment, but aibo has increased conversations and shortened the distance between children. I feel it.

・ We received comments from parents such as “I want to buy it” and “I want you to introduce it in the garden”.
We also heard that by becoming familiar with aibo, which is equipped with artificial intelligence, we will be able to prepare for the upcoming 2020 education revision and the AI ​​era.

・ Children are involved in hugging aibo gently and taking care of it as if they were dealing with living things. I believe that living with aibo will foster a rich heart that values ​​compassion and things.

  • Aibo is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
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