Supporting augmented reality based children's play with pro-cam robot: Three user perspectives

Jong Gil Ahn, Gerard J. Kim, Hyemin Yeon, Eunja Hyun, Kyoung Choi

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Abstract

This paper shares the experiences from the application of AR using the pro-cam robot assistant to managing children's play from three user perspectives, namely, the operator (teacher), the actors (children), and the audience (mainly children). First a preliminary expert survey was conducted to assess the expected benefits and any particular provisions needed both educationally and technically. Based on the expert survey, the original implementation was slightly modified, particularly for the robot control interface design for the teachers (e.g. to support easier multi-tasking). Finally, a formative evaluation and analysis was conducted to assess the educational effects to the children (both actors and audiences) and their attitudes when a pro-cam robot was used to run an AR based play, as compared to when a conventional approach was used. The study has found that robot-assisted AR based play showed improved learning effects, compared to the conventional play, in language and creativity and this is attributed to the operational flexibility, novelty, robotic mediation and capturing the attention of the children. The result was also made possible in part by designing an effective interface for the teachers to control the robots and manage the simultaneously occurring tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRCAI 2013
Subtitle of host publication12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450325905
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2013 Nov 172013 Nov 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - VRCAI 2013: 12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry

Other

Other12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2013
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period13/11/1713/11/19

Keywords

  • augmented reality
  • children's dramatic play
  • education
  • human robot interaction
  • interface design
  • projector robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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