Move Your Mind: Creative Dancing Humanoids as Support to STEAM Activities

  • Giuseppe CittàEmail author
  • Sylvester Arnab
  • Agnese Augello
  • Manuel Gentile
  • Sebastian Idelsohn Zielonka
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
  • Ignazio Infantino
  • Dario La Guardia
  • Adriano Manfrè
  • Mario Allegra
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 76)


Educational activities based on dance can support interest in comprehension of concepts from maths, geometry, physics, bio-mechanics and computational thinking. In this work, we discuss a possible use of a dancing humanoid robot as an innovative technology to support and enhance STEAM learning activities.


Cognitive architecture Embodied Cognition Enactivism STEAM Humanoid robots Computational creativity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Città
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sylvester Arnab
    • 2
  • Agnese Augello
    • 3
  • Manuel Gentile
    • 1
  • Sebastian Idelsohn Zielonka
    • 4
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
    • 5
  • Ignazio Infantino
    • 3
  • Dario La Guardia
    • 1
  • Adriano Manfrè
    • 3
  • Mario Allegra
    • 1
  1. 1.ITD - National Research Council of ItalyPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Disruptive Media Learning LabCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.ICAR - National Research Council of ItalyPalermoItaly
  4. 4.Eurecat Technology CentereHealth UnitBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Department of Educational Science, School of Social SciencesUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

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