Needless two say, when the class ended they didn't want to go home and wanted to keep playing. A few of them even started crying because they didn't want the class to end
The research work done using the robots has resulted in three publications in portuguese education conferences. You can access the publications here. They are written in portuguese but you may translate them using google translator. Another publication will be available soon. It is written in English and was presented at the International Conference on Social Robotics, which was held at the Armada House, in Bristol, UK. . Just note that all the publications made available are only to be used for educational purposes!
Oh, and by the way, Bruna Carmo managed to get a 18 out of 20 in her Master Thesis! Congratulations to her!
Below you can see a photo album and a short video showing the educational robotics system
- "Portuguese youngsters develop robots for the classroom" - iOnline Journal
- "Infante Robots: the low cost portuguese robots that want to improve teaching" - TeK Sapo
- "Infantes at school" - Media Lab from Diário de Notícias
- "Robot 'Made in Algarve' sets a new path for education" - SulInformação
Hope you liked this project! :)