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Exploiting VR and AR technologies in education and training to Inclusive Robotics

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  • Maria Pozzi, Univ Siena, University of Siena, Dept Informat Engn & Math, Italy
  • Unnikrishnan Radhakrishnan
  • Ana Rojo Agustí, CSIC - Cajal Institute, Spain
  • Konstantinos Koumaditis
  • Francesco Chinello
  • Juan C. Moreno Sastoque, CSIC - Cajal Institute, Spain
  • Monica Malvezzi, Dept. of Information Engi- neering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Siena, Italy, Italy

Nowadays, robotics applications are no more limited to industrial rigid production cells or research laboratories and are spreading in several domains in which interaction with humans is required. In this context, educating professionals, workers, and students in the use and understanding of robotic systems is paramount to ensure the social acceptance and uptake of interactive robots. At the same time, the request for innovative training and teaching methodologies is growing, and virtual and augmented reality technologies as educational tools are gaining the attention of public institutions, companies, and healthcare facilities. In this paper, we focus on how VR/AR technologies can be exploited to teach robotics and to train in the use of specific robot platforms, providing a review of the available resources and discussing their advantages and disadvantages in the “inclusive robotics” perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation in & with Robotics to Foster 21st-Century Skills - Proceedings of EDUROBOTICS 2020
EditorsMonica Malvezzi, Dimitris Alimisis, Michele Moro
Number of pages12
Place of publicationCham
Publication year2021
ISBN (print)978-3-030-77021-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-77022-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventEducational Robotics International Conference - Online
Duration: 25 Feb 202126 Feb 2021


ConferenceEducational Robotics International Conference
SeriesStudies in Computational Intelligence

    Research areas

  • Robotics education, Inclusive robotics, Virtual reality, Augmented reality

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