Promoting STEAM education with child-robot musical theater

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In an eight-week STEAM education program for elementary school children, kids worked on musical theater projects with a variety of robots. The program included 4 modules about acting, dancing, music & sounds, and drawing. Twenty-five children grades K-5 participated in this program. Children were excited by the program and they demonstrated collaboration and peer-to-peer interactive learning. In the future, we plan to add more robust interaction and more science and engineering experiences to the program. This program is expected to promote STEM education in the informal learning environment by combining it with arts and design.

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2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)