MIT's Personal Robotics Group created a robot that can play with kids and even give them educational lessons — and it's flipping adorable.

"Adorable" and "robot" are not two things that typically go hand-in-hand, but the MIT bot called Tega is designed to be a friendly companion for your kid.

Hi Tega!

Tega is meant to engage children in educational activities. It's not so much a teacher, but a "peer," as MIT describes in a video. Here's Tega instructing a child to put all the blue shapes in the blue pile:

The MIT researchers studied animation to make Tega as warm and welcoming as possible. The fuzzy red robot is engineered to play for hours on end. It has an external camera so it can better interact with your child during educational activities.

Tega runs on an Android device that clicks into its face to create the robot's eyes.

The biggest challenge with developing Tega is making sure its robust enough to handle kids. Children will hug and pull on Tega, meaning right now there should be adult supervision to make sure your kid doesn't destroy the poor bot, IEEE Spectrum reported.

But Tega has a good sense of humor when destructive tendencies come along:

Research found that Tega was successful at getting kids to memorize Spanish words better than conventional teaching methods. The researchers also found that kids were very engaged when learning with Tega, which is no easy feat.

For now, MIT will work on refining the robot to optimize the learning experience Tega provides.

H/T IEEE Spectrum.