Robot Assisted Instruction in Elementary School Based on Robot Theater
Akihiro Yorita and Naoyuki Kubota
Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan
As the younger generation in Japan moves away from the sciences, the decreasing of scientific literacy is a concern, and the decreasing of communication skills is also a concern in the development of the information society. To enhance interest in science and technology, we gave classes using robots. Robot edutainment usually means a class in which students make robots, but we intended to improve communication skills by proposing a theater that uses robots. As a result, the proposed method showed an improvement in communication skills and in interest in science and technology.
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