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Developing a Cloud robotics infrastructure for a humanoid robotic teaching assistant

conference contribution
posted on 16.04.2018, 00:00 by Michael CowlingMichael Cowling
This project investigates the use of robotics in the classroom as a way to encourage interactivity amongst students. Building on work by the author that looked at the use of technology to add additional feedback mechanisms to the classroom, this work will describe a software framework for the Nao robot that allows a robotic teaching assistant placed in the classroom to act as a proxy for students, using input they provide via a smartphone/tablet application to show student reaction to the lesson and to ask questions. This paper begins this work by describing a prototype system demonstrating robot network connection functionality and a cloud based architecture for robotic control. This infrastructure can be built on to enable artificial intelligence interactions with robots in a variety of settings, such as assistant positions in corporations, or within an educational setting. Through experimental testing, this infrastructure will be assessed for its affect in the classroom and on the use of a robot as a teaching assistant. The proposed outcome of the work is a greater understanding of how robotics can be used to support a general set of classroom activities, beyond those conducted in the traditional computer science classroom.

Funding

Other

History

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

07/05/2017

Finish Date

10/05/2017

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Publisher

Council of Australasian University Directors of Information technology CAUDIT

Place of Publication

Online

Additional Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA 2017)