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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 Intelligent Virtual Agents - 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Proceedings 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
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Intelligent Virtual Agents - 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Proceedings
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10498 LNAI
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4 pages
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Springer Verlag
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17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017
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03029743
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9783319674001
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10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_31
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>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.</p>},
  author       = {Lindberg, Markus and Månsson, Kristian and Johansson, Birger and Gulz, Agneta and Balkenius, Christian},
  booktitle    = {Intelligent Virtual Agents - 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Proceedings},
  isbn         = {9783319674001},
  issn         = {03029743},
  keyword      = {Learning-by-teaching,Robot,Virtual agent},
  language     = {eng},
  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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