|Title||A new biomimetic approach towards educational robotics: the Distributed Adaptive Control of a Synthetic Tutor Assistant|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Vouloutsi V, Munoz MBlancas, Grechuta K, Lallée S, Duff A, Puigbo JYsard Llob, Verschure PFMJ|
|Conference Name||4th International Symposium on New Frontiers in human-Robot Interaction|
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.