Workshop on Robots for Learning: R4L

Wafa Johal, Paul Vogt, James Kennedy, Mirjam de Haas, Ana Paiva, Ginevra Castellano, Sandra Okita, Fumihide Tanaka, Tony Belpaeme, Pierre Dillenbourg

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    While robots have been popular as a tool for STEM teaching, the use of robots in other learning scenarios is novel. The field of HRI has started to report on how to make effective robots usable in educational contexts. However, many challenges remain. For instance, which interaction strategies aid learning, and which hamper learning? How can we deal with the current technical limitations of robots? Answering these and other questions requires a multidisciplinary effort, including contributions from pedagogy, developmental psychology, (computational) linguistics, artificial intelligence and HRI, among others. This abstract provides a brief overview of the current state-of-the-art in social robots designed for learning and describes the aims of the Robots for Learning (R4L) workshop in bringing together a multidisciplinary audience for furthering the development of market-ready educational robots.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    ISBN (Print)9781450348850
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventIEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

    Publication series

    NameHRI '17
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017
    Abbreviated titleHRI2017
    Internet address


    • tutor robots
    • robots in education
    • child-robot interaction
    • human-robot interaction


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