Dragonbot is a low-cost platform to support long-term interactions between children and robots

The robot runs entirely on an Android cell phone, which displays an animated virtual face. Additionally, the phone provides sensory input (camera and microphone) and fully controls the actuation of the robot (motors and speakers).

Stats: Children & Robots / Education/ Cloud-HRI

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A Cloud-HRI Platform for Personalized Learning Companions

Importantly, the phone has and Internet connection, so a robot can harness cloud-computing paradigms to learn from the collective interactions of multiple robots. It can also talk to other devices, like tablet computers to play learning games with children. A tablet can also be used as a tele-operation interface.

Dragonbot is helping kids all over the US with our NSF Expedition Collaborators

Publications

  • Adam Setapen. Creating Robotic Characters for Long-Term Interaction. Masters thesis, MIT.Readers: Cynthia Breazeal, Rosalind Picard, David DeSteno.