CREEPY! Obama Regime To “Deploy” Orwellian Behavioral Modification Robot Companions For Children In Schools And Homes
Walking, talking re-education camps. Robots engineered to indoctrinate your kids “toward a behavior that [they] desire”, soon to be ‘deployed‘ to your home and your child’s school. No potential for abuse –perish the thought.
(Washington Free Beacon) –The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.
The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise.
The project will develop a “new breed of sophisticated ‘socially assistive’ robots,” designed to help children “learn to read, appreciate physical fitness, overcome cognitive disabilities, and perform physical exercises,” according to a news release by Yale University when the grant was first announced in 2012.
“Just like a good personal trainer, we want the robots to be able to guide the child toward a behavior that we desire,” said Brian Scassellati, a computer science professor at Yale and principal investigator for the study.
“What we want to do is move these robots out of the laboratory and into schools and homes and clinics, places where we can directly help children on a day-to-day basis,” he said.
From the National Science Foundation website as linked by Free Beacon:
This Expedition has the potential to substantially impact the effectiveness of education and healthcare for children, and the technological tools developed will serve as the basis for enhancing the lives of children and other groups that require specialized support and intervention. The proposed computing research is tied to a comprehensive student training program, bringing a compelling, engaging, and grounded STEM experience to K-12 students through in-school and after-school activities. It also establishes an annual training summit to provide undergraduates with the multi-disciplinary background to engage in this promising research area in graduate school. Finally, by establishing a brand name for socially assistive robotics, this effort will create a central authority for the distribution of high-quality, peer-reviewed information, providing a coherent focal point for enhancing outreach and education.
- Who will be in charge of the robots ‘programming??
- Will the robots have the capability to record and/or relay conversations??
- Will it be a voluntary program?
- Will parents have the option to ‘opt out’?
- Who will be in charge of deciding which homes robot companions will be deployed to??
- What “other groups” ?
- What if anything does FLOTUS Fat Czar Michelle’s “Let’s Move” program have to do with this?