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Robot teacher debuts in Japan

(NBC)-- It's a different kind of substitute teacher, a robot.

Japan's robot teacher calls roll, smiles and even scolds.

The robot's creator says even though his creation is eerily life-like it's not intended to replace human teachers.

Unlike other robots the robot teacher can express six basic emotions. surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, and sadness.

The robot's face has skin made out of rubber and can be pulled back with motors and wiring around the eyes and the mouth.

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