The ECC Learning Center Welcomes a New Robo-Friend!

Dror Yair, ECC dad and representative of the Israeli embassy in Mexico and Yoav Megged, president of Traffilog, a tech company that distributes Luka Robot Readers in the Americas, made a kind donation of Luka Robot Readers, arranged by Luis Betancourt, ECC music teacher, for our ECC students. Besides the actual robots, the ECC received approximately 50 books and a reading station to display them, complete with Luka pillows!

Built with cutting-edge AI technology, Luka is a small robot that looks like an owl, who reads aloud books put in front of him, page by page, in any order. Luka is a fun interactive reading companion, which helps kids to develop their reading skills in an engaging way, and makes kids fall in love with their books by adding a whole new dimension to reading.

Luka can recognize over 6,000 English and 2,000 Spanish titles, and you can also read and record any picture books by yourself, which Luka will then read in your voice. “This could be a wonderful opportunity to pair up with other divisions of the School, and have older students record their voices and read to our younger students,” expressed Erin Trautman, head of the ECC.

Meanwhile, Karen Choan, ECC librarian took note of how to use the Lukas and inquired about the languages. Lili Vargas, ECC Activity Specialist, Luis Betancourt, ECC Music Teacher, and Sara Betancourt, ASF alumna and ECC TA, were also present, as Yoav explained how to use the Lukas with a brief demonstration.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Dror and Yoav, for this wonderful donation which will benefit our students, helping them pursue their love of learning in a fun, unique way!