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Robots in Education

An Introduction to High-Tech Social Agents, Intelligent Tutors, and Curricular Tools

Fady Alnajjar Christoph Bartneck Paul Baxter Tony Belpaeme



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30 July 2021
Robots in Education is an accessible introduction to the use of robotics in formal learning, encompassing pedagogical and psychological theories as well as implementation in curricula. Today, a variety of communities across education are increasingly using robots as general classroom tutors, tools in STEM projects, and subjects of study. This volume explores how the unique physical and social-interactive capabilities of educational robots can generate bonds with students while freeing instructors to focus on their individualized approaches to teaching and learning. Authored by a uniquely interdisciplinary team of scholars, the book covers the basics of robotics and their supporting technologies; attitudes toward and ethical implications of robots in learning; research methods relevant to extending our knowledge of the field; and more.
By:   Fady Alnajjar, Christoph Bartneck, Paul Baxter, Tony Belpaeme, Massimiliano Cappuccio
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   599g
ISBN:   9780367696511
ISBN 10:   0367696517
Pages:   226
Publication Date:   30 July 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fady Alnajjar is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering in the College of Information Technology at United Arab Emirates University, UAE. Christoph Bartneck is Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Paul Baxter is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Autonomous Systems) and Founding and Steering Group member of the Autism Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) at the University of Lincoln, UK. Tony Belpaeme is Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University, Belgium, and Full Professor in Cognitive Systems and Robotics at Plymouth University, UK. Massimiliano L. Cappuccio is Senior Researcher in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia. Cinzia Di Dio is Researcher in the Faculty of Education in the Department of Psychology at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. Friederike Eyssel is Full Professor and Head of the Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research Lab at Bielefeld University, Germany. Jurgen Handke is Professor in the Department of English and American Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. Omar Mubin is Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction in the School of Computer, Data, and Mathematical Sciences at Western Sydney University, Australia. Mohammad Obaid is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Head of the Interaction Design Unit in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Natalia Reich-Stiebert is Research Fellow at the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Hagen, Germany.

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