Applied social robotics—building interactive robots with LEGO mindstorms

Andreas Kipp, Sebastian Schneider

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Teaching Social Robotics is a requiring and challenging task due to the interdisciplinary of this research field. We think that it can not be taught in a solely theoretical manner. To help students to gain more interest in the topic and to foster their curiosity we restructured a paper club like lecture to create a bridge between a theoretical topic and practical applications. This paper describes our approach to create a lecture covering theory, methods and how to transfer those to applied informatics. Described is the given theoretical input and how students learn to transfer these to a robot they build on their own.We also evaluate how the new structure was accepted and what lessons can be learned for this lecture style.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics in Education
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Practices for Robotics in STEM Education
EditorsRichard Balogh, Munir Merdan, Wilfried Lepuschitz, Gottfried Koppensteiner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319429748
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 14 Apr 201615 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference7th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2016


  • Applied techniques
  • Educational toys
  • Social robotics


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