Someone to Read with: Design of and Experiences with an In-Home Learning Companion Robot for Reading

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025499

論文アブストラクト:The development of literacy and reading proficiency is a building block of lifelong learning that must be supported both in the classroom and at home. While the promise of interactive learning technologies has widely been demonstrated, little is known about how an interactive robot might play a role in this development. We used eight design features based on recommendations from interest-development and human-robot-interaction literatures to design an in-home learning companion robot for children aged 11--12. The robot was used as a technology probe to explore families' (N=8) habits and views about reading, how a reading technology might be used, and how children perceived reading with the robot. Our results indicate reading with the learning companion to be a way to socially engage with reading, which may promote the development of reading interest and ability. We discuss design and research implications based on our findings.

日本語のまとめ:

子供の識字・読解力における家庭での発育支援について、8つの要素からなるインタラクションデザインを提案し、それを元に設計されたロボットMinnieを用いて実験を行った結果から提案したデザインが有用であることを示した。

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