MODEBOTS: Environment for Programming Robots for Children Between the Ages of 4 and 6

Tipo de publicación: Journal Article

Publicado en: IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje

Autores
  • Kryscia Ramírez-Benavides
  • Luis A. Guerrero

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Kryscia Ramírez Benavides
Luis Alberto Guerrero Blanco

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Creación de un entorno de programación en dispositivos móviles orientado a niños entre 4 y 6 años que permita programar aplicaciones para robots

Palabras claves
  • Early childhood
  • first prototype
  • mobile devices
  • programming environment
  • programming learning process
  • robotics
Resumen

Learning how to program in early age helps children to develop some capabilities as logical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Incorporating robotics in programming children can help to learn in a concrete and funny way, collaborating with each other. The research project presented in this paper describes the first prototype that implements a programming environment for robots using mobile devices, for children in early childhood—4 to 6 years old. This prototype is fully functional and allows Bluetooth communication one by one. We expect that our research will contribute to human–computer interface field, providing a new nontraditional interface to support the learning process of programming in preschoolers.

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MODEBOTS: Environment for Programming Robots for Children Between the Ages of 4 and 6