Nottingham, UK, February 5th: Presentation EDUROB of customised interface for robotic driven interaction
At Trent Nottingham University EDUROB European project partners are going to test the customised interface for robotic driven interaction for SEN students (Speciual Needs Education). The interface is commanding two robotics platforms: The NAO humanoid robot, and the Lego EV3 Mindstorm. It is equipped with Learning Scenarios, designed following two years of studies and survey condicted with hundreds of support teachers in the partners'Nations.
EDUROB is a research project aiming to demonstrate that cognitive development can be enhanced by means of mediated learning using robots. EDUROB proposes an intervention model that aims to drive students’ cognitive processes while addressing other transferable & social skills, making use of the advantages offered by robotics and its engaging and immersive nature.
The EDUROB team will work with stakeholders in the project countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland and the UK) to develop a set of interventions utilising robots to enhance the learning of students with learning disabilities. This will involve scoping the needs of the teachers, and the students and the subjects that they are trying to teach and learn. Based on the results of this research, robotic teaching tools and scenarios will be developed and tested by way of pilot studies in each of the countries.