Does a robot tutee increase children’s engagement in a learning-by-teaching situation?

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Conference Proceeding/Paper | Published | English
Authors:
Lindberg, Markus ; Månsson, Kristian ; Johansson, Birger ; Gulz, Agneta ; Balkenius, Christian , et al.
Department:
Cognitive modeling
The Educational Technology Group
Project:
Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication and Learning
Research Group:
Cognitive modeling
The Educational Technology Group
Abstract:

This paper presents initial attempts to combine a humanoid robot with the teachable agent approach. Several design choices are discussed, including the decision to use a robot instead of a virtual agent and which behaviours to implement in the robot. A pilot study explored how the interaction with a robot seemed to influence children’s engagement as well as their attribution of mental states to a robot and to a virtual agent. Eight children participated and the interaction was measured via an observational protocol and a conversational interview. A main outcome was large individual differences between the children’s interaction with the robot compared to the virtual agent.

Keywords:
Learning-by-teaching ; Robot ; Virtual agent ; Human Computer Interaction ; Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
ISBN:
9783319674001
ISSN:
03029743
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3358d5fb-758e-47f1-9b09-356505a1351e | Link: https://lup.lub.lu.se/record/3358d5fb-758e-47f1-9b09-356505a1351e | Statistics

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