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

Lindberg, Markus; Månsson, Kristian; Johansson, Birger LU ; Gulz, Agneta LU and Balkenius, Christian LU (2017) 17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017 In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 10498 LNAI. p.243-246
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.

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Learning-by-teaching, Robot, Virtual agent
host publication
Intelligent Virtual Agents - 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Proceedings
series title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
volume
10498 LNAI
pages
4 pages
publisher
Springer Verlag
conference name
17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017
conference location
Stockholm, Sweden
conference dates
2017-08-27 - 2017-08-30
external identifiers
  • scopus:85028988803
ISSN
16113349
03029743
ISBN
9783319674001
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_31
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English
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  author       = {Lindberg, Markus and Månsson, Kristian and Johansson, Birger and Gulz, Agneta and Balkenius, Christian},
  booktitle    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
  isbn         = {9783319674001},
  issn         = {16113349},
  keyword      = {Learning-by-teaching,Robot,Virtual agent},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Stockholm, Sweden},
  pages        = {243--246},
  publisher    = {Springer Verlag},
  title        = {Does a robot tutee increase children’s engagement in a learning-by-teaching situation?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_31},
  volume       = {10498 LNAI},
  year         = {2017},
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