Just a cog in the machine: Participatory robotics as a tool for understanding collaborative learning and decision-making

Paulo Blikstein*, William Rand, Uri Wilensky

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We will demonstrate the integration of a software-based multi-agent modeling platform with a participatory simulation environment and a real-time control system for a physical robotic agent. Both real and virtual participants will be able to act collaboratively in a simulation that will control a physical agent. The backbone of this demonstration is a widely used, freely available, mature modeling platform (NetLogo). We posit that this technological platform can be of use for researchers interested in investigating collaborative learning and decision-making, as well as to design collaborative learning activities. We will present preliminary findings from pilot studies with the tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCL 2007 - Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2007
Subtitle of host publicationMice, Minds, and Society
Pages81-83
Number of pages3
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventConference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Of Mice, Minds, and Society, CSCL 2007 - New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2007Jul 21 2007

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
NumberPART 1
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Other

OtherConference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Of Mice, Minds, and Society, CSCL 2007
CountryUnited States
CityNew Brunswick, NJ
Period7/16/077/21/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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