This Robot Scans Preschoolers’ Faces Daily for Signs of Sickness

Every morning, children at more than 2,000 preschools in China start their days by facing off with a robot named Walklake.

The bot looks for signs of illness and alerts a teacher or school nurse if it notices that a child might be under the weather, according to a recent New Scientist story. It’s then up to the human to decide whether or not to send the student home for the day — and experts are divided on whether Walklake is a boon for schools or a potential privacy nightmare. READ MORE ON: FUTURISM

Walklake/Victor Tangermann

Walklake/Victor Tangermann

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