20 Sep Between the Educational Robotics and the Roboetology to learn about robots.
Educational Robotics represents a plus for new generations.
Robots, both industrial and humanoid, are rooted in our society, but the skepticism remains widespread. The latter is mostly dictated by the fear of being replaced by a machine without a soul in main human activities, such as working.
But the point is that robots can’t destroy jobs, we have just analyzed this topic in a previous article (https://vestaengineering.it/en/work-robots-will-support-man/). Actually, the presence of robots may allow a job requalification, and the workers could take advantage from this change.
New generations, our children, mustn’t be unprepared to this reality because they will grow and live with this.
Educational Robotics: when playful activities allow children to grow and live better.
The project has begun more than fifteen years ago. Its objective has been to bring Educational Robotics in schools, to let children experiment with robot building and programming. Today, we want to extend this experience to the robotics world by focusing on a second type of interaction with machines: Roboetology. This is a new approach based on the reverse logic of the coding activity. The child try to understand how a robot is already programmed, according to the specific features of the machine with which it is interacting.
A project proposed and realized by the Bicocca University of Milan aims to stimulate scientific thinking in children. These new activities allows the child to develop its critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving skills.
A project that will be applied not only in schools but also in hospitals. Bringing robots to pediatric departments will allow children to develop positive emotions, based on previous studies. A cure that aims at mental wellbeing and allows a faster and fuller healing.
Robots are not enemies, you just have to learn more about them.