The Co-Writer Project aims to explore how a robot can help with the acquisition of writing. This method targets especially children to learn and improve their writing skills. This way, this research explores a new way to support writing through human-robot interaction.
With this perspective, the Co-Writer project goals are:
1. To invent a new role for robots in education,
2. To determine which modes and style of child-robot interactions maximize learning gains for students having different levels of writing skills,
3. To enhance the educational future of children with writing difficulties.
The is a collaboration project between IST/INESC-ID and EPFL.Publications
Associate Latent Encodings in Learning from Demonstrations
Hang Yin and Francisco S. Melo and Aude Billard and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). San Francisco, California, USA., 2017
Synthesizing Robotic Handwriting Motion by Learning from Human Demonstrations
Hang Yin and Patrícia Alves-Oliveira and Francisco S. Melo and Aude Billard and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), July 09-15, 2016