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Guidelines for Designing Social Robots as Second Language Tutors

Tony Belpaeme, Paul Vogt, Rianne van den Berghe, Kirsten Bergmann, Tilbe Göksun, Mirjam de Haas, Junko Kanero, James Kennedy, Aylin C. Küntay, Ora Oudgenoeg-Paz, Fotios Papadopoulos, Thorsten Schodde (+12 others)
2018 International Journal of Social Robotics  
social robots as second language tutors.  ...  It suggests guidelines for designing robot tutors based on observations of second language learning in human-human scenarios, various technical aspects and early studies regarding the effectiveness of  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to all research assistants, participating schools, parents, and their children for their assistance in this project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-018-0467-6 pmid:30996752 pmcid:PMC6438435 fatcat:xah6iul7pvatnpetwtecl5g26i

Robots for Learning

Wafa Johal, Ginevra Castellano, Fumihide Tanaka, Sandra Okita
2018 International Journal of Social Robotics  
These robots with new and improved capabilities bring new potential for social inter-1  ...  of training of teachers and their inclusion in the robot's design.  ...  Acknowledgements Authors would like to thank supporters of the series of workshop on Robots for Learning : Swiss National Science Foundation through the National Centre of Competence in Research Robotics  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-018-0481-8 fatcat:4hmqubf33jditlecjde77dklxy

A Participatory Design Process of a Robotic Tutor of Assistive Sign Language for Children with Autism

Minja Axelsson, Mattia Racca, Daryl Weir, Ville Kyrki
2019 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
We present the participatory design process of a robotic tutor of assistive sign language for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  ...  To accommodate these characteristics, a multidisciplinary team defined design guidelines specific to robots for children with ASD, which were followed in the participatory design process.  ...  We designed a robotic tutor of assistive sign language for children with ASD with the Participatory Design (PD) method [9] , where providers of autism therapy acted as designers along with the roboticists  ... 
doi:10.1109/ro-man46459.2019.8956309 dblp:conf/ro-man/AxelssonRWK19 fatcat:mbbq6x7i5fdwpnxyltv6iwh65m

Expressive robots in education

Martin Saerbeck, Tom Schut, Christoph Bartneck, Maddy D. Janse
2010 Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '10  
This paper presents the development of social supportive behaviors for a robotic tutor to be used in a language learning application.  ...  Despite this knowledge, many educational tools, such as vocabulary training programs, still model the interaction in a tutoring scenario as unidirectional knowledge transfer rather than a social dialog  ...  In particular we want to thank "Groep 8" for their participation and valuable feedback. We also want to thank Omar Mubin for assisting us in the development of the language assessment.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1753326.1753567 dblp:conf/chi/SaerbeckSBJ10 fatcat:ba3z5sh5tbhxdawzopszyhl2li

Engaging English Language Learners as Cultural Informants in the Design of a Social Robot for Education

Elin A. Björling, Belinda Louie, Patriya Wiesmann, Annie Camey Kuo
2021 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
Social robots show promise for language acquisition and may provide valuable support for students, especially as we return to needing smaller classes due to COVID-19.  ...  Utilizing a participatory approach to engage ELLs in design decisions for social robots is a promising way to gather culturally responsive requirements to inform successful child–robot interaction [...  ...  In addition, we would like to thank Harshita Akkaraju for her help with Nao programming and operation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti5070035 doaj:4e2b8e7632f14a5c95f8844e0cf681f0 fatcat:njocbxhplbfvtek7fn6w4z7nte

Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Tutoring Robots: A Systematic Review and Design Guidelines

Yang, Zhang
2019 Applied Sciences  
tutoring robots.  ...  This study provides a systematic review of the recent advances in designing the intelligent tutoring robot (ITR) and summarizes the status quo of applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study, in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9102078 fatcat:323uvy2okrhc7bmnklh3e2ay4m

Robot tutor and pupils' educational ability: Teaching the times tables

Elly A. Konijn, Johan F. Hoorn
2020 Computers & Education  
Beyond-average pupils profited most from a robot tutor, whereas those below average in multiplication benefited more from a robot that showed neutral rather than more social behavior. [ word count: 150  ...  Research shows promising results of educational robots in language and STEM tasks.  ...  From a viewpoint of developmental psychology, Belpaeme, Vogt et al. (2018) offer a number of design guidelines for second-language acquisition supported by robots, including the requirements on the technology  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2020.103970 fatcat:ebqaoyiuzfbj5d56z7tpdsphl4

Robot Tutors: Welcome or Ethically Questionable? [chapter]

Matthijs Smakman, Elly A. Konijn
2019 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing  
Robot tutors provide new opportunities for education. However, they also introduce moral challenges.  ...  While our findings suggest that robot tutors hold great potential for improving education, there are multiple values of both (special needs) children and teachers that are impacted (positively and negatively  ...  The third type (Social Bots), are for interacting with the robot as a social entity.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-26945-6_34 fatcat:rxwlwuceobe3tdorgtszlg24ny

Developmental Social Robotics: An Applied Perspective

Amit Kumar Pandey, Rachid Alami, Kazuhiko Kawamura
2015 International Journal of Social Robotics  
We would also like to thank the members of Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA) topic group of euRobotics, and the Romeo2 project (Humanoid Robot Assistant and Compan-  ...  Riichiro Tadakuma for their valuable supports and advices.  ...  (ii) User perception, evaluation and design guidelines for social embodiment of robots with some basic social developmental blocks (papers 4-7).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-015-0312-0 fatcat:6rqasx7tjndfzfqkbmtgdngov4

Humanoid Robot as Assistant Tutor for Autistic Children

Jabar H. Yousif, Mohammed H. Yousif
2020 Zenodo  
The results show that the use of robots as tutors help students learn difficult topics with their native language easily and enjoy educational gaming activities.  ...  Statistics indicate an increase in the use of robotics (more than 5000 robots) in more than 50 countries for teaching and learning purposes.  ...  Exploring the possibility of using humanoid robots as instructional tools for teaching a second language in primary school. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 13(2), pp.13- 24. [9].  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4002371 fatcat:tpehacswrve3vojicfm4podd6y

Pitch It Right: Using Prosodic Entrainment to Improve Robot-Assisted Foreign Language Learning in School-Aged Children

Bo Molenaar, Breixo Soliño Fernández, Alessandra Polimeno, Emilia Barakova, Aoju Chen
2021 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
Robot-assisted language learning (RALL) is a promising application when employing social robots to help both children and adults acquire a language and is an increasingly widely studied area of child–robot  ...  By introducing prosodic entrainment, i.e., converging the robot's pitch with that of the learner, the present study aimed to provide new insights into RALL as a facilitative method for interactive tutoring  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank the UiL OTS labs at Utrecht University for technical support, Judith Brinksma for her assistance as Experimenter 2, Nelleke Jansen and Judith Brinksma for recording  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti5120076 fatcat:52tczbre4fdvfogrxvvx7tppxu

Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Tutoring Robots: A Systematic Review and Design Guidelines [article]

Jinyu Yang, Bo Zhang
2019 arXiv   pre-print
tutoring robots.  ...  This article provides insights on promoting human-robot teaching-learning process and AI-assisted educational techniques, illustrating the design guidelines and future research perspectives in intelligent  ...  to explore social robots.  ... 
arXiv:1903.03414v1 fatcat:bjpb7vbcevfl5juip7owrpbjey

ARTIE: An Integrated Environment for the Development of Affective Robot Tutors

Luis-Eduardo Imbernón Cuadrado, Ángeles Manjarrés Riesco, Félix De La Paz López
2016 Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience  
The implementation of social-support behaviors in robot tutors, in particular in the emotional dimension, can make a significant contribution to learning efficiency.  ...  of a robot tutor.  ...  part in the experiment, as well as the children who collaborated and those parents who recorded data used in this research during the sessions.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fncom.2016.00077 pmid:27536230 pmcid:PMC4971096 fatcat:wcrcmpwnczc6vchhsrgul7n4ja

Social Robots for Language Learning: A Review

Rianne van den Berghe, Josje Verhagen, Ora Oudgenoeg-Paz, Sanne van der Ven, Paul Leseman
2018 Review of Educational Research  
In recent years, robots have increasingly been implemented as tutors in both first-and second-language education. The field of robot-assisted language learning (RALL) is developing rapidly.  ...  This review concludes with directions for future research on the use of social robots in language education.  ...  The overall goal of our review is to gain insight into the potential of robots as first-and second-language tutors and to identify areas for further research.  ... 
doi:10.3102/0034654318821286 fatcat:jdg3dbprgbaltcvytnzswrkxmy

Robots are Good for Profit: A Business Perspective on Robots in Education

Michael Goudzwaard, Matthijs Smakman, Elly A. Konijn
2019 2019 Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)  
Results show that out of 26 business values, mainly six business values appeared relevant for robot tutors: 1) profitability, 2) productivity, 3 & 4) innovation and creativity, 5) competitiveness, and  ...  For this study, multiple focus group sessions (n = 3) were conducted in The Netherlands with representatives (n = 13) of robotic companies on their views of robots in primary education.  ...  The authors of this paper are solely responsible for the content of this publication and do not represent the opinion or personal ethics of others involved.  ... 
doi:10.1109/devlrn.2019.8850726 dblp:conf/icdl-epirob/GoudzwaardSK19 fatcat:qb45dcah4jgd3l27j5gbbcf56e
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