In an in-reach STEAM activity day I have had the opportunity to show the robots in action to a group of 8 years olds. As well presenting a short presentation on social robots.
Meet Smurf and Red at Girls S.T.E.A.M. @UniNorthants @scottturneruon @Changemaker_Hub @nick_petford pic.twitter.com/ZMt07ZrSVh— STEM at UN (@STEMatUN) March 3, 2016
I would be interested to hear how others are using NAOs via comments.
Session 2 and 3
I have managed to include a physical example of Social Robots into my teaching. The aim of the session was to teach about social AI, revolving around the using social cues, to a certain extent, using natural language through chatbots, for us to communicate with machines.
To read more about NAO robots go to https://www.aldebaran.com/en
- ALICE http://alice.pandorabots.com/ (the one shown in the picture above).
- Mitsuku http://www.mitsuku.com/
- An example of an MSc student's work on Chatbots http://computingnorthampton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/msc-student-work-chatbot-innovative.html
- A good source of further examples can found at https://www.chatbots.org/country/uk .
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