Engaging Learners in Dialogue Interactivity Development for Mobile Robots

Baxter, Paul and Del Duchetto, Francesco and Hanheide, Marc (2018) Engaging Learners in Dialogue Interactivity Development for Mobile Robots. In: EDUROBOTICS 2018, 11th October 2018, Rome, Italy.

Engaging Learners in Dialogue Interactivity Development for Mobile Robots
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The use of robots in educational and STEM engagement activities
is widespread. In this paper we describe a system developed for
engaging learners with the design of dialogue-based interactivity for mobile
robots. With an emphasis on a web-based solution that is grounded
in both a real robot system and a real application domain { a museum
guide robot { our intent is to enhance the bene�ts to both driving research
through potential user-group engagement, and enhancing motivation
by providing a real application context for the learners involved. The
proposed system is designed to be highly scalable to both many simultaneous
users and to users of di�erent age groups, and speci�cally enables
direct deployment of implemented systems onto both real and simulated
robots. Our observations from preliminary events, involving both children
and adults, support the view that the system is both usable and
successful in supporting engagement with the dialogue interactivity problem
presented to the participants, with indications that this engagement
can persist over an extended period of time.

Keywords:Mobile Robots, DialogFlow, Museum Guide, Public Engagement, Dialogue Interactivity
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:33831
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 11:35

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