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ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION APPLIED TO EDUCATION: A NEW KIND OF ROBOT TEACHER?

The robots, despite being commercially accessible for multiple functionalities and in different modalities, are still an innovative topic and represent great opportunities for the research and development in the education and culture of the society. In this article, the use of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) robots is developed and proposed, as a resource to support teaching processes. The revision starts describing the gradual utilization of robots in the modern educational institution, by means of examples, indicating cases, perceptions, challenges and/or opportunities as the text advances. The role that the AI (artificial intelligence) plays is pointed out, as well as its current situation, different type of robot implementations and their application in education, while going more and more into the RPA option, showing application cases from the private enterprise and highlighting the improvements accomplished. The method used for the research is explained, which basically consists of the compilation and revision of the related literature, in order to validate the authenticity and innovation of the proposed hypothesis based in RPA, followed by the design of a use case diagram of the robot (operability), the development (software programming) and testing of the specified functionalities, considering different perspectives: in favour and against the project. The work continues with the demonstration of results achieved, including a video of the robot in progress (named Aileen) having an exchange with a student of 11 years old, who interact without interruption for about 10 minutes during a teaching-learning process, in Spanish language (with English subtitles). Before ending, to highlight the widespread opportunity and scope, some of the author experiences about complementary, but pertinent, technology are shared, taking into account emotional factors, through the use of facial expression recognition, eye tracking and the reading of brain’s electrical activity with EEG (electroencephalography), among others, and the development potential with the current RPA technology (e.g. an updated version of Aileen). The importance of AI and autonomous systems in the society is emphasized, and the achievements and lessons learned with the RPA robot are reviewed, including the impact and opportunities for governments and educational institutions with its eventual incorporation.

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The whole education system will be brought under automation in the year of Mujib

Mujibbarshe whole education system will be brought under automation, said the Minister of Education. Dipu Moni. He made the remarks at a discussion meeting on automation software organized by the Department of Inspection of Educational Institutions at Shiksha Bhavan in the capital on Sunday (March 1). "We don't want to limit Mujibvarsha to formalities," he said. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman must be kept in mind to keep the year of Mujib memorable. To realize Bangabandhu's dream, the government will bring the entire education system under automation on the occasion of Mujib Year. Director of the Department of Inspection and Audit Oliullah. Azmatgir was also present at the meeting chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education. Mahbub Hossain, Secretary of the Department of Technical and Madrasa Munshi Shahabuddin Ahmed, Director General of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education. Syed Md. Golam Farooq, Director General of the National Academy of Education Management (NAEM) Professor Ahmed Sajjad Rashid and many others.

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