Robots in Education is an accessible introduction to the use of robotics in formal learning, encompassing pedagogical and psychological theories as well as implementation in curricula. Today, a variety of communities across education are increasingly using robots as general classroom tutors, tools in STEM projects, and subjects of study. This volume explores how the unique physical and social-interactive capabilities of educational robots can generate bonds with students while freeing instructors to focus on their individualized approaches to teaching and learning. Authored by a uniquely interdisciplinary team of scholars, the book covers the basics of robotics and their supporting technologies; attitudes toward and ethical implications of robots in learning; research methods relevant to extending our knowledge of the field; and more.

chapter 1|14 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

Theories of Learning

chapter 3|22 pages

The Interactive Mind

chapter 4|20 pages

What Makes a Robot?

chapter 5|22 pages

The Robot as a Tool

chapter 6|22 pages

The Robot as a Social Agent

chapter 7|14 pages

Deployment Requirements

chapter 8|20 pages


chapter 9|8 pages

Attitudes Towards Robots

chapter 10|12 pages


chapter 11|14 pages

Research Methods in Educational Robotics