Share Paper: Robots at School: Supporting Humanities Teaching Through Robots-Based Storytelling

  1. Flor Angela Bravo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  2. Enrique Gonzalez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  3. Nicoletta Di Blas, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  4. Andrea Bonarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Tuesday, June 25 11:15-11:45 AM De Dam 1

Abstract: Most robot-based activities are used to foster the acquisition of benefits in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) area. However, educational robotics also have a great potential to support the learning and teaching processes in other knowledge areas. This paper reports the findings of a study that explored the use of robot-based storytelling as a strategy to integrate robots into non-technical school subjects. A dramatization activity with robots about conflict resolution was conducted with 17 middle school students under the guidance of a language teacher. The experience was based on a novel technology called DramaBot that includes an intuitive ...