Gee, what could possibly go wrong with that plan?? Not to mention: $10 million??? To develop a"new breed of sophisticated 'socially assistive robots"??? All to teach kids ESL, learn to read and stay fit and cognitively sharp? So ... what are they going to pay teachers and coaches to do? Service the robots? Is the National Science Foundation really that out of ideas for things to do? Hey! While they're at it, maybe they can build me a coffee pot that will not only make the coffee in the morning but come get me out of bed when I don't want to get up!