Cybernics pp 185-195 | Cite as

Robotics for Supporting Childhood Education


This chapter describes an instance of Cybernics research for supporting human capabilities through the use of technologies. The main object here is childhood education. With increasing demand for a higher quality of childhood education, a new trend of using robotics technology to support childhood education is emerging. In conjunction with a discussion of robot ethics and social acceptance for robots, the new trend will be described.


Childhood education Robotics Human-robot interaction Child-robot interaction Robot ethics Social acceptance Childcare robot Care-receiving robot Learning support Learning reinforcement Developmental learning Telerobotics Telepresence robot Tricycle-style interface Distant communication Distant education Education support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social ICT Research Center, Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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