Aim of the study was to investigate the cognitive processes involved and stimulated by educational robotics (LEGO® robots and Kodu Game Lab) in lower secondary school students. Results showed that LEGO® and KGL artifacts involve specific cognitive and academic skills. In particular the use of LEGO® is related to deductive reasoning, speed of processing visual targets, reading comprehension and geometrical problem solving; the use of KGL is related to visual-spatial working memory, updating skills and reading comprehension. Both technologies, moreover, are effective in the improvement of visual-spatial working memory. Implications for Human-Robot Interaction and BICA challenge are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012: Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||ADVANCES IN INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND COMPUTING|
- Control and Systems Engineering
- General Computer Science