February 9, 2012

Fine Line For Kids Between Robot Work & Play


In a recent study by research consultants Latitude, 350 students between the ages of 8 - 12 were asked to write and illustrate a short story depicting "What would happen if robots were a part of your everyday life at school and beyond?"

It turns out that 38% of them wanted one to learn with and another 38% preferred playing with one. However, kids in that age group tended to mix the two as they often see a robot as more human than adults. The study, Robots @ School, was supported by the LEGO Learning Institute and Project Synthesis, an Australia-based idea consultancy. No surprise there.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 9, 2012 11:19 AM
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