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Korean J Child Stud > Volume 33(1); 2012 > Article
Korean Journal of Child Studies 2012;33(1): 237-259.
doi: https://doi.org/10.5723/KJCS.2012.33.1.237
유아교육용 로봇에 대한 유아의 인식 및 유아-로봇 간 상호작용의 특성
윤현민 , 현은자
Young Children`s Perception of Intelligent Service Robots and Child-Robot Interactions
Hyun Min Yoon , Eun Ja Hyun
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine how children perceived the use of intelligent service robots in early childhood education and identifying the characteristics of the interaction between the children concerned and the robots. The subjects of this study were 49 kindergarten students from Girin Kindergarten in Gyeonggi-do. The results of this study suggested that the children personalized the robot and recognized it as their friend, regardless of their ages. In the interactions between the children and the robot, the children engaged in physical contact with the robot and occasionally tried to control its functions. In the child-robot interaction, the children searched their favorite functions and used them repeatedly, but also lost interest in those repeated functions. Regardless of their interest levels, however, the attendance or portfolio organization functions. With regard to the interaction between peers, there were frequent quarrels regarding the use of the robot at first, but these conflicts were resolved by the intervention of peers or teachers, and the children who were familiar with the use of the robot helped their friends; this was viewed as constituting cooperative behavior. Children usually used the robot with their friends. The robot was a medium for children to find new friends. Peer group activities were explored and new friendships were created as a result of the use of the robot.
Key Words: intelligent service robot, young children`s recognition, child-robot interaction, ethnographic study
주요어: 지능형 서비스 로봇, 유아인식, 아동-로봇 상호작용, 문화기술지 연구
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