RoboTutor
RoboTutor
URL https://www.cmu.edu/scs/robotutor/what-is-robotutor/index.html
Cost Free
Address CMU-RI-NSH 3113, 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Year Created 2015
Type Academic - School
Audiences Primary (6-11 years old) and Learners with special needs
Technologies Natural language processing, Visual recognition and Speech Recognition
User count 0
Creators

Carnegie Mellon University

Description

RoboTutor is an open-source Android tablet app that enables children ages 7-10 with little or no access to schools to learn basic reading, writing, and arithmetic without adult assistance. Each RoboTutor session consists of a series of activities selected by the child from a few reading, comprehension, or numeracy activities at his or her current level, with a sequence of items for the child to perform. RoboTutor adapts to each child by assessing performance automatically, providing individualized help and feedback, adjusting its estimate of his or her level, and proceeding accordingly. It was one of five $1M Finalists in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE competition.

Evolution
Tech Description

Speech and handwriting recognition,
Automated question generation,
Educational data mining.

Uses

learning reading, writing and basic arithmetic without the help of an adult.

Reasons

N/A

Managers
Strategies
Pros

Practicing with scaffolding and feedback,
Eliciting active processing,
Adapting to individual student, Open source.

Limitations

N/A

Difficulties
Publications

Saxena, M., Pillai, R. K., & Mostow, J. (2018, April). Relating Children’s Automatically Detected Facial Expressions to Their Behavior in RoboTutor. In Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.