Exploring children's perceptions of the robots

Yi Chun Lin*, Tzu Chien Liu, Maiga Chang, Shiau Ping Yeh

*Corresponding author for this work

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In order to introduce robots into education field appropriately, it is necessary to consider the children's perceptions of the robots. In this study, the researchers developed the questionnaire for exploring the children's general impressions of the robots, the roles of the robots in the classroom and the appearances of the robots. A hundred and sixty seven fifth-grade children took this questionnaire. The results show that most students have good impressions of the robots and positive attitude to see the robots in their classroom. Their responses also reveal that they might have over expectations of the robots. Besides, the results show that most of children like cartoon character-like robots and animal- like robots, because the robots are very cute.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning by Playing
Subtitle of host publicationGame-based Education System Design and Development - 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 92009 Aug 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5670 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009
CityBanff, AB


  • Attitude
  • Children
  • Classroom
  • Educational settings
  • Robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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