Special Issue "Recent Advances in Educational Robotics"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Savvas A. Chatzichristofis
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, Neapolis University, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
Interests: artificial intelligence; computer vision; educational robotics; image retrieval
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Dr. Zinon Zinonos
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, Neapolis University, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
Interests: IoT; mobility management; sensor networks; intelligent systems; educational robotics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Robotics has drawn great interest from teachers and researchers over the last decade as a powerful tool to improve cognitive and social skills for preschool to high school students and to facilitate learning in science, mathematics, technology, computer science, and other school subjects or interdisciplinary learning activities. More specifically, educational robotics aims to improve the learning experience of people through the creation, implementation, improvement, and validation of pedagogical activities, tools (e.g., guidelines and templates), and technologies, where robots play an active role and pedagogical methods inform each decision. Educational robotics has emerged as a unique learning tool that can offer hands-on, fun activities in an attractive learning environment promoting students’ interest and curiosity.

A review of the literature reveals that educational robotics is a growing field with the potential to significantly impact the nature of science and technology education at all levels, from kindergarten to university.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Educational robotics platforms;
  • Educational robotics competitions;
  • Educational robotics technological products and practices;
  • Educational robotics learning processes;
  • Educational robotics pilots and best practices;
  • Computational thinking through educational robotics. 

Dr. Savvas A. Chatzichristofis
Dr. Zinon Zinonos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Educational robotics
  • Low-cost electronics for educational robotics
  • STEM
  • Educational platforms
  • Robotics competitions
  • Learning processes
  • Pilots and best practices
  • Computational thinking through educational robotics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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