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Breaking the boundaries to Robotics with Storytelling on a Makerspace

eLearningworld News Makerspaces in informal learning environments is a vision now turning into a construction mode around the world. One example is Tech Tales, that is an NSF-funded project that invites families, where the parents enter a new role as learners in collaboration with their children. In the Tech Tale-project, the goal is to learn about robotics in an environment of cultural learning from the family’s own prerequisites and stories. The project is run by… Continue reading

“Making robots easier to live and work with”

eLearningworld News Leila Takayama is a leading researcher of robotics at University of California where her work is directed on the field of human-robot interaction. Takayama explains: “I’m interested in building robots that interact with people, that do things for people in their day-to-day lives, not just in factories and on battlefields.” Today, people in general has a very split opinion about robots, either we are intimidated by them or we have developed an emotional… Continue reading

Using robots in school education – The pupils becoming teachers

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has started a new research project where pupils are becoming the teacher to educate a robot. The robot is programmed as “the ideal pupil” with the characteristics that it is curious, want to understand everything and ask constant flow of questions. In this spirit, the teaching-to-learn-pedagogy, has shown to be a very effective form of learning, both as a method but also that the robots curious will to know and… Continue reading

Latest News: German survey – People prefer service robots before nursing homes

eLearningworld News from Germany Service robots or nursing home? The Germans answer is clear: 83 percent can imagine to use a service robot at home if they could continue to live longer in their own homes. This is the main result from a recent survey conducted by the opinion research institute Forsa on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka comment: “I am pleased that the citizens… Continue reading