A robot in a playroom with preschool children: Longitudinal field practice

Hideki Kozima, Cocoro Nakagawa

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Abstract

We present here a progress report of our ongoing observation [2] of a group of preschoolers at three to four years of age interacting with an interactive robot. We placed the robot in their playroom and tele-controlled it from a remote room. The children showed not only individual actions, such as approach to, exploration of, and interaction with the robot, but also collective social actions, where the children spontaneously and actively situate the robot in their circle of, for example, playing house. We assume that the robot's simple appearance and comprehensive behavior derived (1) caretaking behavior from the children and (2) exchanging of such behavior among children, both of which would be important in the development of interpersonal communication and in pedagogical interventions to it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
Pages1058-1059
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Aug 262007 Aug 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period07/8/2607/8/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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