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Why are educational robots not being used in Special Education schools despite proof that they are beneficial for their students?

Galvez Trigo, M.J.; Standen, P.; Cobb, S.

Authors

M.J. Galvez Trigo

P. Standen

S. Cobb



Contributors

P.J. Standen
Editor

Sue Cobb
Editor

David Brown
Editor

Pedro Gamito
Editor

Kofi Appiah
Editor

Abstract

Previous interventions have proven that the use of robots in Special Education (SE) is beneficial for children, producing an increase in engagement and goal achievement. However, the use of robots rarely continues after the relevant study ends. In this paper we analyse previous studies that used robots in SE and interviews with SE teachers to obtain their views regarding reasons for lack of uptake of this technology. We propose a solution based on the use of a user-centred design approach for all components of the system, including methods of interaction, learning activities, and the most suitable type of robots.

Citation

Galvez Trigo, M., Standen, P., & Cobb, S. (2018). Why are educational robots not being used in Special Education schools despite proof that they are beneficial for their students?. In P. Standen, S. Cobb, D. Brown, P. Gamito, & K. Appiah (Eds.), 12th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Real ity and Associated Technologies in Collaboration with Interactive Technologies and Games (ITAG) : Proceedings, 47-54

Conference Name 12th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Real ity and Associated Technologies in Collaboration with Interactive Technologies and Games (ITAG)
Start Date Sep 4, 2018
End Date Sep 6, 2018
Acceptance Date Jul 27, 2018
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2018
Publication Date 2018-09
Deposit Date Feb 12, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 13, 2019
Journal Proc. 12 th ICDVRAT with ITAG
Pages 47-54
Book Title 12th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Real ity and Associated Technologies in Collaboration with Interactive Technologies and Games (ITAG) : Proceedings
ISBN 978-0-7049-1548-0
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1543790
Publisher URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-eng/icdvrat2018/documents/proceedings-2018v1-29aug2018.pdf

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