Emotional Intelligence and Educational Robotics: The Development of the EI-EDUROBOT

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  •   Dimitrios Ziouzios

  •   Michalis Ioannou

  •   Tsolopani Ioanna

  •   Tharrenos Bratitsis

  •   Minas Dasygenis

Abstract

In recent years, ICT has become a fundamental element of almost all aspects of formal and non-formal education. Educational Robotics (ER) as an ICT subfield has triggered many studies of ER educational utilization. Furthermore, there is also a growing interest in studies in Special Education with ER and ICT in general, usually focusing on emotional intelligence, especially in social skills’ development and empathy training. This paper presents the development of a Robotic Platform, the EI-EDUROBOT, which aims to cultivate empathy and social skills of typically developed children, aged 4 to 9 years, but also children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), among these two social groups.


Keywords: Autism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Robotics, Empathy, Preschool ages

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Ziouzios, D., Ioannou, M., Ioanna, T., Bratitsis, T. and Dasygenis, M. 2020. Emotional Intelligence and Educational Robotics: The Development of the EI-EDUROBOT. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. CIE (Dec. 2020). DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2020.0.CIE.2307.