1 Universidad Americana de Europa (MEXICO)
2 Universidad Americana de Europa (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 7718-7723
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.1832
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
The teaching-learning processes supported by technology are a central and current issue in the educational and social modern context. In particular, the automation of processes is not necessarily triggered by a problem; in many cases, it all starts with opportunities. It is the scientific curiosity and/or the longing for discovery, which sometimes allows materialising innovative ideas. This article is motivated by the general question: can RPA (Robotic Process Automation) robots apply advanced HRI (human-robot interaction) in education? Recent experiments have demonstrated how RPA can be used in education as a resource to support teaching processes. This is already impressive, but can we go even beyond that and empower the robots with additional means for teaching? Many ideas and/or some AI (artificial intelligence) possibilities have not become evident, yet. The literature has been reviewed, seeking for prove of RPA robots applying specifically: facial recognition, eye tracking and machine learning in education, as part of the visual and oral interaction with the student. The results of such review led to the execution of own experiments, interesting learning experiences and findings, which are exposed through the document, and illustrated with the aid of videos to prove achieved the results. It concludes by commenting on the broader implication of the findings.
Robot, RPA, learning, artificial intelligence, teaching, education.