Catlin, D. (2013) A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot. A Report and Analysis of a School Working with Educational Robots. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education. Sept 19th and 20th 2013, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.
Educational robots are powerful tools with the potential to make regular contributions to the educational life of a school. For robots to fulfill this role they need integrating into everyday teaching practice. This paper is the first in a series that looks at that process in a specific school. It reports a first encounter of pupils with Roamer robots as part of a week long project and highlights some assimilation issues. The Educational Robotic Application (ERA) Principles is used as an evaluation framework and to provide data for the e-Robot project, a long term programme aimed validating the ERA Principles.