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Educational Robotics and Robot Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Gubenko, Alla; Kirsch, Christiane; Smilek, Jan Nicola et al.
2021In Frontiers in Robotics and AI
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Keywords :
creative robotics; human creativity; cognition; embodied creativity; educational robotics; human-robot collaboration; machine learning
Abstract :
[en] There is a growing literature concerning robotics and creativity. Although some authors claim that robotics in classrooms may be a promising new tool to address the creativity crisis in school, we often face a lack of theoretical development of the concept of creativity and the mechanisms involved. In this article, we will first provide an overview of existing research using educational robotics to foster creativity. We show that in this line of work the exact mechanisms promoted by robotics activities are rarely discussed. We use a confluence model of creativity to account for the positive effect of designing and coding robots on students' creative output. We focus on the cognitive components of the process of constructing and programming robots within the context of existing models of creative cognition. We address as well the question of the role of meta-reasoning and emergent strategies in the creative process. Then, in the second part of the article, we discuss how the notion of creativity applies to robots themselves in terms of the creative processes that can be embodied in these artificial agents. Ultimately, we argue that considering how robots and humans deal with novelty and solve open-ended tasks could help us to understand better some aspects of the essence of creativity.
Research center :
Department of Education and Social Work - Institute for Lifelong Learning and Guidance
Disciplines :
Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Author, co-author :
Gubenko, Alla ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Education and Social Work (DESW)
Kirsch, Christiane
Smilek, Jan Nicola
Lubart, Todd;  Université de Paris et Université Gustave Eiffel > LaPEA
Houssemand, Claude ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Education and Social Work (DESW)
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Educational Robotics and Robot Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Publication date :
2021
Journal title :
Frontiers in Robotics and AI
ISSN :
2296-9144
Publisher :
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Peer reviewed :
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