User-centered design of a teachable robot

Erin Walker, Winslow Burleson

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Abstract

Robotic learning environments may benefit if combined with intelligent tutoring technologies, but it is unclear how best to integrate the two types of systems. We explore this integration using a tangible teachable agent paradigm, where students teach a robot about geometry concepts. To identify potential design directions, we employ a user-centered method called Speed Dating, involving construction of several scenarios probing student needs, and then orchestration of user enactments of the scenarios. We found that students seek activities that provide them with an appropriate level of challenge, feelings of discovery, opportunity for physicality, and a sense of responsibility for the robot. We discuss the implications of these findings with respect to building a tangible teachable robot. By employing HCI methods underutilized in learning, we gain traction on an important research challenge in education technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages243-249
Number of pages7
Volume7315 LNCS
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2012 - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: Jun 14 2012Jun 18 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7315 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2012
CountryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period6/14/126/18/12

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Keywords

  • intelligent tutoring systems
  • robotic learning environments
  • tangible learning environments
  • teachable agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Walker, E., & Burleson, W. (2012). User-centered design of a teachable robot. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 7315 LNCS, pp. 243-249). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7315 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_30

User-centered design of a teachable robot. / Walker, Erin; Burleson, Winslow.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7315 LNCS 2012. p. 243-249 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7315 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Walker, E & Burleson, W 2012, User-centered design of a teachable robot. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 7315 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7315 LNCS, pp. 243-249, 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2012, Chania, Crete, Greece, 6/14/12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_30
Walker E, Burleson W. User-centered design of a teachable robot. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7315 LNCS. 2012. p. 243-249. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_30
Walker, Erin ; Burleson, Winslow. / User-centered design of a teachable robot. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7315 LNCS 2012. pp. 243-249 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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