Petra KOUDELKOVÁ DELIMOGES, Aldebaran, France
Universities, engineering schools, primary and specialized schools have started using robot-enhanced programs as new pedagogical paths. Using robotics in education motivates students for technical studies. It opens new perspectives and enhances our knowledge not only in STEMS but also in other topics such as languages, geography or logic. Last but not least, introducing robots in schools since the very early stage enable children to get used to robotic technologies. This is the basis of a technology-aware population and opens the doors for creative thinking and applications which can eventually lead to utilization of robotics for the betterment of society. The workshop targets this up-to-date issue. It aims to discuss with euRobotics’ Topic Group Education members as well as all other interested academics, industrials, public stakeholders and end users the following topics:
• The current and future utilization of robotic platforms in education, covering the range from the primary, secondary, higher to special education.
• Advantages, disadvantages and challenges to take up in order to introduce curricula of Education with robots.
• Next steps: initiatives, possible project proposals
Agenda of the workshop
• Robotics for Education, Petra Koudelková Delimoges, Aldebaran
• Teaching children and pupils the basics of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Dr. Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology
• Boosting student motivation by programming Nao, Boštjan Resinovič, School Center Celje
• Round table: Robotics for Education – Perspectives, challenges and the next steps