Applied Social Robotics—Building Interactive Robots with LEGO Mindstorms

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42975-5_3

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 457)
Cite this paper as:
Kipp A., Schneider S. (2017) Applied Social Robotics—Building Interactive Robots with LEGO Mindstorms. In: Merdan M., Lepuschitz W., Koppensteiner G., Balogh R. (eds) Robotics in Education. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 457. Springer, Cham


Teaching Social Robotics is a requiring and challenging task due to the interdisciplinary of this research field. We think that it can not be taught in a solely theoretical manner. To help students to gain more interest in the topic and to foster their curiosity we restructured a paper club like lecture to create a bridge between a theoretical topic and practical applications. This paper describes our approach to create a lecture covering theory, methods and how to transfer those to applied informatics. Described is the given theoretical input and how students learn to transfer these to a robot they build on their own. We also evaluate how the new structure was accepted and what lessons can be learned for this lecture style.


Social robotics Educational toys Applied techniques 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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