로봇학회논문지 제12권 제3호 (통권 제45호) (p.376-384)

유아의 생물 개념 발달 연구를 위한 인간형 로봇 플랫폼의 개발

Development of Humanoid Robot Platform to Identify Biological Concepts of Children
키워드 :
Children’s Biological Concepts,Boundary Objects,Judgement of the Life Phenomenon,Reasoning of the Life Phenomenon,Remote Operating Console,Humanoid Robot

초록

In this paper, we describe a case of using robot technology in child studies to examine children’s judgement and reasoning of the life phenomenon on boundary objects. In order to control the effects of the appearance of the robot, which children observe or interact directly with, on the children's judgement and reasoning of the life phenomenon, we developed a robot similar to human. Unit experimental scenarios representing biological and psychological properties were implemented based on control of robot's motion, speech, and facial expressions. Experimenters could combine these multiple unit scenarios in a cascade to implement various scenarios of the human-robot interaction. Considering that the experimenters are researchers of child studies, there was a need to develop a remote operation console that can be easily used by non-experts in the robot field. Using the developed robot platform, researchers of child studies could implement various scenarios by manipulating the biological and psychological properties of the robot based on their research hypothesis. As a result, we could clearly see the effects of robot's properties on children’s understanding about boundary object like robots.