Publication:Learning by Teaching a Robot: The Case of Handwriting

Publication: Learning by Teaching a Robot: The Case of Handwriting

  • Authors: Lemaignan, Séverin; Jacq, Alexis David; Hood, Deana; Garcia, Fernando; Paiva, Ana; Dillenbourg, Pierre

Robots for education are not limited to support ICT teaching, and they are indeed finding new roles in the classroom. This article reports on such a new paradigm for educative robots, that involves learning by teaching and strong social engagement to help children struggling with handwriting. Our system relies on machine-learning and child-robot interaction with a small humanoid robot, and we present several real-world studies in schools and with occupational therapists that led us to promising initial results.


Posted on: April 14, 2016