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Mom discovers daughter bought robot to do her homework, destroys it

We’ve gone from the days of “The dog ate my homework” to “The robot did my homework for me.” According to a report from a Chinese newspaper, a young schoolgirl there recently spent the 800 yuan (equivalent to about $120) that she’d saved from Lunar New Year presents to buy herself a robot — one that she didn’t buy because it looked cool or she just likes robots. Rather, she had a specific purpose in mind for the machine — doing her handwriting homework assignments for her, the kind that are common in China and involve writing down phrases from textbooks that help with learning the Chinese language and characters. According to the South China Morning Post, the girl’s mother discovered the robot while she was cleani ...