Share Paper: Inter-cognitive communication for immersive virtual education: four robot solutions.

  1. Michael Vallance, Future University Hakodate, Department of Media Architecture, Japan
  2. Takurou Magaki, Future University Hakodate, Intelligent Systems, Japan
  3. Tomohiro Sasaki, Future University Hakodate, Intelligent Systems, Japan

Abstract: Blending virtual reality and robot-mediated communication has been shown to support transnational communication for learning at schools and in Higher Education Institutes. The challenge though is to identify cost-effective solutions to mediate international inter-cognitive and intra-cognitive communication for task-related interactions of multiple modes within the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). To address this problem the paper presents four pragmatic solutions of inter-cognitive communication designed to support students' intra-cognitive communication when engaged in tasks that require the remote navigation of a robot around a maze. Metrics for evaluating the efficacy of the robot-mediated solution and a summary ...