Fostering Science and Technology Interest in Chilean Children with Educational Robot Kits

Patricio Navarrete, Cristóbal J. Nettle, Constanza Oliva, Miguel A. Solis

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Abstract

These days stand on a digital era, where science and technology are two key concepts for understanding the fundamentals of devices people cope daily. In order to increase the population size of at least, technology-friendly users, fostering the algorithmic thinking process on children is a crucial step and has taken more relevance every year. This document presents the experience of a group of students highly-committed to present to children the exciting underlying concepts found on robotics, through practical sessions whose ending is marked by a national competition for school children, where the acquired solving problems skills using robotics can be tested. These courses have been extended both on impact and physical locations: some children are taken to compete at RoboCup Junior, and there has been an increasing interest of attend to these free courses on several places from all over the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th Latin American Robotics Symposium and 4th Brazilian Symposium on Robotics, LARS/SBR 2016
EditorsSergio Vanderlei Cavalcante, Flavio Tonidandel
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages121-126
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509036561
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Latin American Robotics Symposium and 4th Brazilian Symposium on Robotics, LARS/SBR 2016 - Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Duration: 8 Oct 201612 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 13th Latin American Robotics Symposium and 4th Brazilian Symposium on Robotics, LARS/SBR 2016

Conference

Conference13th Latin American Robotics Symposium and 4th Brazilian Symposium on Robotics, LARS/SBR 2016
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityRecife, Pernambuco
Period8/10/1612/10/16

Keywords

  • Children robotics education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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