This article presents an investigation of the implications of designing for children’s playful learning with robots. This study was carried out by adopting a Research through Design approach that resulted in the development of a novel low-anthropomorphic robot called Shybo. The article reports the main phases of the project: the preliminary and exploratory research that was carried out to define a list of design requirements; the design of the robot and its supplementary materials for carrying out playful learning experiences; and the evaluation of the project that involved both parents and children. The robot, in fact, was finally tested as part of a two-hour experience that engaged children in activities related to the associations between sounds and colours. The article presents and discusses the results of this evaluation to point out positive aspects of the experience, emerging issues and hints for future works. These are documented to share lessons learned that might be supportive of the general development of children’s playful learning and cognitive experiences with robots.
Design for Children’s Playful Learning with Robots / Lupetti, MARIA LUCE; Yao, Yuan; Mi, Haipeng; Germak, Claudio. - In: FUTURE INTERNET. - ISSN 1999-5903. - ELETTRONICO. - 9:3(2017). [10.3390/fi9030052]
|Titolo:||Design for Children’s Playful Learning with Robots|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fi9030052|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|