Robot Classroom Assistant in Liverpool is a UK First
Preston-based tech firm GW Robotics trials robot classroom assistant in Liverpool schools.
13:20 15 May 2023
St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool is trialling BellaBot, an intelligent delivery robot designed to carry equipment, speak to staff and students, and recommend books.
BellaBot, which was originally designed for the hospitality industry, is now being repurposed for schools by Preston-based tech firm GW Robotics with the goal to prepare students for the modern world and inspire careers in the tech industry.
headteacher, Darren Gidman, said: “We believe this initiative will revolutionise the learning experience at our school, as it will help us inculcate our values of love, faith, community, respect, and hope in their hearts and minds,”
“Currently, 26% of the UK’s tech workforce are women and as an all-girls school we hope to inspire more females into the sector through this trial. They will be able to see the humanistic side of coding and tech for themselves.”Bellabot features a cat-like interface, 3D sensors, and cameras that allow it to travel around the school smoothly. It also has an artificial-intelligence voice and the ability to speak to staff and students.