Educating in Artificial intelligence. The use of robot in the field of didactics through labs


The robots are becoming more and more common in everyday life. In the last years their use has also increasingly spread to the field of didactics, starting with their use as tools in STEM education. With the advancement of social robotics, the use of robots in didactics has been extended also to tutoring situations in which these “socially aware” robots interact with mainly the children. Educational robotics makes it possible to use new technologies in a reasoned way; there are no prohibitions, but answers to the students’ need to go “beyond”. Different studies demonstrated that robot are very attractive to children and their use makes learning easier, fun and motivating. In this paper we will give a brief overview of how robots have been used so far in different school cycles, especially in educational robotics labs, where students actively participate and interact with robot.