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JRM Vol.23 No.5 pp. 893-901
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0893
(2011)

Paper:

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

Received:
February 20, 2011
Accepted:
July 12, 2011
Published:
October 20, 2011
Keywords:
human-robot interaction, robot edutainment, theater education, remote operation
Abstract

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.

Cite this article as:
Akihiro Yorita and Naoyuki Kubota, “Robot Assisted Instruction in Elementary School Based on Robot Theater,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.5, pp. 893-901, 2011.
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