Promoting socialization of schoolchildren using a teleoperated android

An interaction study

Ryuji Yamazaki Skov, Shuichi Nishio, Kohei Ogawa, Kohei Matsumura, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tsutomu Fujinami, Masaru Nishikawa

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Abstract

Our research focuses on the social aspects of teleoperated androids as new media for human relationships and explores how they can contribute and encourage people to associate with others. We introduced Telenoid, a teleoperated android with a minimalistic human design, to elementary school classrooms to see how children respond to it. We found that Telenoid encourages children to work cooperatively and facilitates communication with senior citizens with dementia. Children differentiated their roles spontaneously and cooperatively participated in group work. In another class, we applied Telenoid to remote communication between schoolchildren and assisted living residents. The children felt relaxed about continuing their conversations with the elderly and positively participated in them. The results suggest that limited functionality may facilitate cooperation among participants, and varied embodiments may promote the learning process of the association with others, even those who are unfamiliar. We propose a teleoperated android as an educational tool to promote socialization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1350007
JournalInternational Journal of Humanoid Robotics
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar
Externally publishedYes

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Assisted living

Keywords

  • android robot
  • cooperation
  • embodied communication
  • inter-generational relationship
  • minimal design
  • role differentiation
  • socialization
  • Telecommunication
  • teleoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Yamazaki Skov, R., Nishio, S., Ogawa, K., Matsumura, K., Minato, T., Ishiguro, H., ... Nishikawa, M. (2013). Promoting socialization of schoolchildren using a teleoperated android: An interaction study. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 10(1), [1350007]. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219843613500072

Promoting socialization of schoolchildren using a teleoperated android : An interaction study. / Yamazaki Skov, Ryuji; Nishio, Shuichi; Ogawa, Kohei; Matsumura, Kohei; Minato, Takashi; Ishiguro, Hiroshi; Fujinami, Tsutomu; Nishikawa, Masaru.

In: International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1350007, 03.2013.

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Yamazaki Skov, R, Nishio, S, Ogawa, K, Matsumura, K, Minato, T, Ishiguro, H, Fujinami, T & Nishikawa, M 2013, 'Promoting socialization of schoolchildren using a teleoperated android: An interaction study', International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol. 10, no. 1, 1350007. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219843613500072
Yamazaki Skov, Ryuji ; Nishio, Shuichi ; Ogawa, Kohei ; Matsumura, Kohei ; Minato, Takashi ; Ishiguro, Hiroshi ; Fujinami, Tsutomu ; Nishikawa, Masaru. / Promoting socialization of schoolchildren using a teleoperated android : An interaction study. In: International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 2013 ; Vol. 10, No. 1.
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