Panel Presentation EDT165
Exploring Human-Robot Interaction and Robot Roles in Education and Training
Social robots are becoming useful parts of the education ecosystem. They are equipped with multimodal interaction capabilities and, equally important, have a physical presence. This session will increase your awareness about various training and educationally oriented applications of humanoid robots. We'll review their potential in training, discuss technical challenges and will consider how the robot’s appearance and behavior affect learning outcomes.
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany
For over 25 years Martin Riemer has been involved in medical 3D-image processing research. This work resulted in a prototype of the subsequently published VOXEL-MAN 3D-Navigator anatomical medical atlases; which helped to introduce 3D virtual body models, made from tomographic data, to medical teaching. In the development group he was mainly responsible for the prototype, the user interface and the MS-Windows implementation of the 3D-Navigator.
Since 2003 he has concentrated on teaching Medical Computer Science and helped groups setting up eLearning at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU).
His special interest is the creation and use of Virtual Patients and Serious Games. He has been awarded the “Hamburger Lehrpreis 2017“ for the Medical Faculty. Being involved in teaching medical students in both real and virtual environments and software engineering he is familiar with pedagogical as well as technical aspects of eLearning.
Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel
Humanoid Robotics: a Magical Spice to Enhance Learning and Training Activities
I am currently head of the M.A. program in the Instructional Technologies faculty at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel.
From 2001 -2011, I served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School at the Master of Distance Education and E-learning Program.
Other positions were: head of interactive television satellite-based unit at the Open University of Israel (OUI) and a director of an e-learning center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Also, I was the Academic Vice President of a company that provided e-learning solutions for the corporate industry.
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Humanoid Emotional Assistant Robots in Teaching
My name is Patrick Heinsch and I am a senior research assistant in the project "RoboPraX" at the Philipps-University Marburg. Within the project I am responsible for the creation of MOOCs, the maintenance of our humanoid robots (Pepper and NAO) as well as for the development of applications. I received my Master's degree in "Linguistics and Web Development" and wrote my thesis about "Humanoid Robots in the financial sector". Afterwards I worked in the project H.E.A.R.T. (2016-2019) - Humanoid Emotional Assistant Robots in Teaching -, also at the Philipps-University Marburg, which explored new ways of teaching and learning in higher education by using "Pepper" as assistant. Additionally, I gained practical insights of teaching and learning during my work as language teacher in Brazil.