Promoting Children's Critical Thinking Towards Robotics through Robot Deception

Maria Luce Lupetti, Maarten Van Mechelen

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Abstract

The need for critically reflecting on the deceptive nature of advanced technologies, such as social robots, is urging academia and civil society to rethink education and the skills needed by future generations. The promotion of critical thinking, however, remains largely unaddressed within the field of educational robotics. To address this gap and question if and how robots can be used to promote critical thinking in young children's education, we conducted an explorative design study named Bringing Shybo Home. Through this study, in which a robot was used as a springboard for debate with twenty 8- to 9-year-old children at school, we exemplify how the deceptive nature of robots, if embraced and magnified in order for it to become explicitly controversial, can be used to nurture children's critical mindset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE
Pages588-597
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8554-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event17th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2022 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 7 Mar 202210 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Volume2022-March
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference17th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySapporo
Period7/03/2210/03/22

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

Keywords

  • critical thinking
  • deception
  • design exploration
  • educational robotics
  • societal impact

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