Tag Archives: Robotics

EXP: Collaborative Research: A Personalized Storyteller Companion to Promote Preschooler Language Skills

PIs: Cynthia Breazeal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Award Details) Stephanie Gottwald, Tufts University (Award Details) Early language ability, including vocabulary skills and oral language knowledge during preschool, is an important predictor of children’s academic success in subsequent school years. Social robots that can engage children as personalized learning companions hold great promise in augmenting the […]

DIP: BioSim: Developing a Wearable Toolkit for Teaching Complex Science Through Embodied Play

PIs: Kylie Peppler, Armin Moczek, Joshua Danish Indiana University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP (Development and Implementation) Project, the PIs focus on better promoting science learning in early elementary school (grades K-3). They focus in the discipline of life sciences, with specific focus on complex biological systems. The approach to learning about […]

EXP: Transforming World Language Education using Social Robotics

PI: William Johnson, Kino Coursey Alelo Award Details This Cyberlearning Exploration Project explores the potential for social robotics to transform foreign-language learning. The social robot being developed in this project is designed to act as a language partner for students learning a foreign language, in this case those learning Chinese. It augments classroom instruction, providing […]

EAGER: Collaborative Mathematics Learning with Robots

PI: Harry Cheng University of California-Davis This PI team asks (i) how to use the affordances of modular robotics for distributing work among individuals in a student groups to promote both better engagement and better learning among those learning algebra and (ii) what can be learned more generally from this effort about orchestrating and supporting […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: Social Robots as Mechanisms for Language Instruction, Interaction, and Evaluation in Pre-School Children

Cynthia Breazeal, MIT (Award Details) David DeSteno, Northeastern University (Award Details) Paul Harris, Harvard University (Award Details) This project is leveraging emerging technologies in social robotics with recent findings from social, developmental, and cognitive psychology to design, implement, and evaluate a new generation of robots that is capable of interacting with and instructing young learners […]