How many times have you fallen asleep in a lec­ture hall, tired of hearing your pro­fessor drone on and on about lit­er­a­ture, sta­tis­tics or ethics? Imagine learning from a plush dragon, instead. Yes, you heard us cor­rectly. Researchers from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nology are exam­ining how social robots can aid preschoolers in lan­guage learning.

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