Analyzing Cognitive Flexibility in Older Adults Through Playing with Robotic Cubes

  • Margarida RomeroEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11593)


Cognitive flexibility is an important ability to adapt to changing situations. We consider the evolution of technologies in the digital era as a changing situation requiring the individuals to maintain a certain cognitive flexibility. Across the lifespan, cognitive flexibility is an essential ability to adapt to a continuous evolution of human-computer interactions (HCI). In this study, we observe older adults in a playful robotic task aiming to observe their cognitive flexibility in order to consider if older adults shows an adequate level of cognitive flexibility to solve a problem solving task with unknown robotic cubes. The playful robotic task engages the participants individually in problem solving a puzzle-based challenge with modular robotics.


Cognitive flexibility Robotics Lifelong learning Human-computer interactions Problem solving 



This work benefited from the support of the project ANR CréaMaker of the French National Research Agency (ANR).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Innovation et Numérique pour l‘ÉducationUniversité Côte d’AzurNiceFrance

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