Advanced Programming of Intelligent Social Robots

Donato Malerba, Annalisa Appice, Paolo Buono, Giovanna Castellano, Berardina De Carolis, Marco de Gemmis, marco polignano, Veronica Rossano, Lynn Margaret Rudd


Robotics in education is a promising new area: social robots have started to move into schools as part of educational/learning technologies, playing roles in educational settings that range from tutors, teaching assistants and learners, to learning companions and therapeutic assistants. This paper provides an overview of the main computational methods required to program a social robot and equip it with social intelligence. Some applications of social robots in the field of education are reported to show how the use of educational robots may innovate the learning process at different levels and in various contexts.


Social robots, Machine learning, Human–Robot interaction, Education, Affective Computing, Robot Programming

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2018 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).