Children can have a hard time learning how to write, which can sometimes lead them to lose confidence and motivation. In order to make the learning process a better experience, the research done by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne illustrates the fact that children can learn by teaching. Using this important factor, scientists developed the idea that children can teach robots. This would be done through a tablet. The child asks the robot to write specific words. Then the robot writes the indicated word, generating the common mistakes made by young children. After writing the word, the robot asks if the answer is correct. The child is able to judge the work done by the robot and use the table to correct the letters. Without noticing, the child is perfecting the skill of writing, while gaining confidence and motivation in the process of learning.
At the moment, the robot is still a prototype. To make this product ideal to the classroom and for the toddlers, it has been used and tested in elementary school lessons to reflect the reaction of the children between ages 6 through 8. The children like the robots, they are curious, and cannot wait to see how they can “play” with the new toy.
It is likely this will be a tool used in the near future to positively reinforce schooling. Writing is the base of every subject in school. Having the robots in the classroom or after class would be a substantial innovation for the child’s education.