Robotic Tutor Sensitive to Primary School Children’s Emotional State

Published by , November 7, 2016 9:57 am

(RoboHub) The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer. Dr Imbernòn Cuadrado and his co-workers at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in Madrid have designed a system that can detect the emotional state of primary school children interacting with educational software and make pedagogic interventions with a robot tutor that can ultimately improve the learning experience. the learning ability of primary school children is particularly sensitive to their emotional state. The researchers believe this is perhaps where robot tutors can step in to assist teachers.
However, robot tutors are not ready to replace school teachers just yet. “We consider that robot tutors could have an effective support role to play in the primary school classroom in helping children reach their specific learning objectives,” concludes Dr. Imbernón Cuadrado.

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