This paper discusses new ideas about the use of educational robotics in social-emotional learning. In particular, educational robotics could be a tool intended to allow children to acquire some of the basic aspects of human emotions and emotional functioning, and to understand how these relate to the mind and body. More specifically, by using robots such as the LEGO Mindstorm construction kits—which allow users to both construct the body of the robot and to provide it with a behavioural repertory—children have the opportunity to visualize (and manipulate) the relationship between the robot’s body and mind. This allows them to simulate “embodied emotional minds” and to reflect on new neuroscientific concepts regarding body-mind and cognition-emotion relationships.

D’Amico, A., Guastella, D. (2018). Robotics Construction Kits: From “Objects to Think with” to “Objects to Think and to Emote with”. FUTURE INTERNET, 10(2) [10.3390/fi10020021].

Robotics Construction Kits: From “Objects to Think with” to “Objects to Think and to Emote with”

D’Amico, Antonella
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Guastella, Domenico
2018-01-01

Abstract

This paper discusses new ideas about the use of educational robotics in social-emotional learning. In particular, educational robotics could be a tool intended to allow children to acquire some of the basic aspects of human emotions and emotional functioning, and to understand how these relate to the mind and body. More specifically, by using robots such as the LEGO Mindstorm construction kits—which allow users to both construct the body of the robot and to provide it with a behavioural repertory—children have the opportunity to visualize (and manipulate) the relationship between the robot’s body and mind. This allows them to simulate “embodied emotional minds” and to reflect on new neuroscientific concepts regarding body-mind and cognition-emotion relationships.
2018
Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale
D’Amico, A., Guastella, D. (2018). Robotics Construction Kits: From “Objects to Think with” to “Objects to Think and to Emote with”. FUTURE INTERNET, 10(2) [10.3390/fi10020021].
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