A new biomimetic approach towards educational robotics: the Distributed Adaptive Control of a Synthetic Tutor Assistant

TitleA new biomimetic approach towards educational robotics: the Distributed Adaptive Control of a Synthetic Tutor Assistant
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVouloutsi V, Munoz MBlancas, Grechuta K, Lallée S, Duff A, Puigbo JYsard Llob, Verschure PFMJ
Conference Name4th International Symposium on New Frontiers in human-Robot Interaction
Date Published04/2015
Abstract

Many fields can profit from the introduction of robots, including that of education. In this paper, our main focus is the advancement of the Synthetic Tutor Assistant (STA), a robot that will act as a peer for knowledge transfer.We propose a theory of a tutoring robotic application that is based on the Distributed Adaptive Control (DAC) theory: a layered architecture that serves as the framework of the proposed application. We describe the main components of the STA and we evaluate the implementation within an educational scenario.

URLhttp://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/events/2015/AISB2015/proceedings/hri/20-Vouloutsi-anewbiomimetic.pdf