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Robot Learning To Take Exams
2012-09-13 06:13:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese researchers are working on a robot that may be able to one day take your exams for you. The engineers are working on a robot that may be able to take entrance exams at the nation's top university, testing everything from maths to foreign languages. The robot's artificial brain would analyze words, numbers and equations before giving the correct answers to questions for Tokyo University's entrance exam. "It has to analyze...

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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'