The use of robots as educational tools has demonstrated to be highly efective for attracting students to science and technology related academic fields. Although these academic fields are very important, we believe that other subjects such as language, music, arts, literature, history, etc., are also essential for future generations. For this reason, the goal of this research is to explore the potential use of robots as educational tools for non-technology related fields such as history. We discuss an alternative approach for designing robots inspired in traits and characteristics of historical figures that play an important role in the topic to be studied. We present some examples of conceptual designs of robots inspired in ancient gods of Mesoamerican and South American cultures. We discuss how some of the traits of ancient gods could serve as inspiration for the appearance design of commercial robots, and how these robots could be used in educational environments to attract the attention of students to learn about this history topic.
|Título de la publicación alojada
|HRI 2016 - 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
|IEEE Computer Society
|ISBN (versión digital)
|Indizado - 12 abr. 2016
|Publicado de forma externa
|11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016 - Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda
Duración: 7 mar. 2016 → 10 mar. 2016
Serie de la publicación
|ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
|ISSN (versión digital)
|11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016
|7/03/16 → 10/03/16
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