Kids connect with robot reading partners
Publication/Creation DateAugust 22 2018
DescriptionKids learn better with a friend. They’re more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject with a companion. But what if that companion is artificial?
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have built a robot, named Minnie, to serve as a reading buddy to middle school kids, and Minnie’s new friends grew more excited about books and more attached to the robot over two weeks of reading together.
Date archivedSeptember 7 2018
Last editedSeptember 7 2018