QCOSTARICA – SK Telecom, South Korean wireless telecommunications operator, has demonstrated its smart robot for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the San Jose.
On 11 May, SK Telecom and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have jointly opened Smart Robot Coding School in Costa Rica as part of their pilot project to enhance children’s learning capacity in mathematics.
SK Telecom is providing 1,500 units of Albert to be utilized in 300 grade schools, and is training 400 teachers and 5,000 students.
Based on the result in Costa Rica, SK Telecom and IDB plan to expand their project to the entire Central and South American region.
In 2012 SK Telecom launched two educational robots. In 2014 it applied a mobile-based coding education program STACK to its robot ‘Albert.’ Through interaction with a mobile device and robot, children can naturally enhance their own computational thinking.