Improving Spatial Reasoning by Interacting with a Humanoid Robot

  • Agnese AugelloEmail author
  • Giuseppe Città
  • Manuel Gentile
  • Ignazio Infantino
  • Dario La Guardia
  • Adriano Manfré
  • Umberto Maniscalco
  • Simona Ottaviano
  • Giovanni Pilato
  • Filippo Vella
  • Mario Allegra
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 76)


This paper analyzes the connection between spatial reasoning and STEM education from the point of view of embodied theories of cognition. A new learning model based on the use of a humanoid robot is presented with the aim of teaching and learning basic STEM concepts in a fruitful and engaging fashion.


Mental rotation Spatial reasoning Embodied cognition STEM Cognitive architecture Humanoid robots 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnese Augello
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Città
    • 2
  • Manuel Gentile
    • 2
  • Ignazio Infantino
    • 1
  • Dario La Guardia
    • 2
  • Adriano Manfré
    • 1
  • Umberto Maniscalco
    • 1
  • Simona Ottaviano
    • 2
  • Giovanni Pilato
    • 1
  • Filippo Vella
    • 1
  • Mario Allegra
    • 2
  1. 1.ICAR - National Research Council of ItalyPalermoItaly
  2. 2.ITD - National Research Council of ItalyPalermoItaly

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