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Robot teachers invade
Chinese kindergartens

Keeko has been introduced into more than 600 schools in China, the latest entry in the service robot sector, which is expected to grow to US$4.9 billion by 2022

By Elizabeth Law and Danni Zhu  /  AFP, BEIJING

However, the Keeko robots, which cost about 10,000 yuan (US$1,464), or about the monthly salary of a kindergarten teacher, might have some advantages over a flesh-and-blood educator, she said.

“The best thing about robots? They’re more stable [than humans],” she said with a laugh.

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