Interacting with a robot: what do I learn, what do I lose?
Robots are all of kinds: industrial robots, “servants” at home or in a shop, or in schools (such as AVR from NoIsolation) supporting those that cannot physically attend the classes, by giving them an opportunity to remote attend it. Some of the robots are more advanced, performing advanced movements, whereas others have more limited functionalities. We can see the trend of moving from pen and paper, towards online learning environments, and towards robots. But often these decisions are taken at a high-level, and the children/young individuals do not always have a say. How do children/young individuals perceive these different ways of learning? What kind of skills do they develop, whereas while kind of skills do they lose, beyond the obvious?
The thesis can be both theoretical and/or practical, depending on your own interests. The language can be English or Norwegian, at your choice.
Interaction Design (INF2260 / INF4060) – Basics in interaction design, including methods and ways of designing your research
Participatory Design (INF5722) – for understanding the user
Tangible Interaction (INF5205) – for prototyping
Rapid Prototyping of Robotic Systems (INF4500) – for prototyping
Introduction to robot technology (INF4380)