Educational Robotics in the Context of the Maker Movement

  • Michele Moro
  • Dimitris Alimisis
  • Luca Iocchi
Conference proceedings Edurobotics 2018

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 946)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Educational Robotics and the Maker Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandra Schön, Martin Ebner, Maria Grandl
      Pages 3-15
    3. Hagen Lehmann, Pier Giuseppe Rossi
      Pages 16-26
    4. Rene Alimisi, Dimitris Loukatos, Emmanouil Zoulias, Dimitris Alimisis
      Pages 27-41
  3. Pedagogy Behind Educational Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Nikleia Eteokleous, Efi Nisiforou, Christos Christodoulou
      Pages 57-68
    3. Calkin Suero Montero, Christian Voigt, Kati Mäkitalo
      Pages 69-82
    4. Francesca Agatolio, Calkin Suero Montero, Michele Moro, Andrea Cavazzini, Emanuele Menegatti
      Pages 83-91
  4. Programming, Games and Social Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Christian Giang, Morgane Chevalier, Lucio Negrini, Ran Peleg, Evgeniia Bonnet, Alberto Piatti et al.
      Pages 95-106
    3. Elisa Tosello, Nicola Castaman, Stefano Michieletto, Emanuele Menegatti
      Pages 107-119
  5. Technologies for Educational Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Rico Möckel, Lucas Dahl, Seethu M. Christopher
      Pages 135-146
    3. Paul Baxter, Francesco Del Duchetto, Marc Hanheide
      Pages 147-160
    4. David Cuartielles, Nerea Iriepa, Carlos Rodriguez, Ernesto Lopez, Jose Garcia
      Pages 161-174
    5. Dimitrios Loukatos, Ken Kahn, Dimitris Alimisis
      Pages 175-189
  6. Short Papers Reporting Good Practices or Work in Progress (Presented in the Conference as Posters)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Sandra Schön, Margarethe Rosenova, Martin Ebner, Maria Grandl
      Pages 193-196
    3. Hanna Nygren, Kari Nissinen, Juhani Rautopuro, Kati Mäkitalo, Kari Ullakko
      Pages 197-200
    4. Ana Sovic Krzic, Liljana Puskar, Tomislav Jagust
      Pages 205-208
    5. Reinhard Gerndt, Jens Lüssem
      Pages 209-213
    6. Domenico Guastella, Antonella D’Amico
      Pages 214-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-220

About these proceedings


This book gathers papers presented at the International Conference “Educational Robotics in the Maker Era – EDUROBOTICS 2018”, held in Rome, Italy, on October 11, 2018. The respective chapters explore the connection between the Maker Movement on the one hand, and Educational Robotics, which mainly revolves around the constructivist and constructionist pedagogy, on the other. They cover a broad range of topics relevant for teacher education and for designing activities for children and youth, with an emphasis on using modern low-cost technologies (including block-based programming environments, Do-It-Yourself electronics, 3D printed artifacts, intelligent distributed systems, IoT technology and gamification) in formal and informal education settings. 

The twenty contributions collected here will introduce researchers and practitioners to the latest advances in educational robotics, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education. Teachers and educators at all levels will find valuable insights and inspirations into how educational robotics can promote technological interest and 21st century skills – e.g. creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving – with a special emphasis on new making technologies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Moro
    • 1
  • Dimitris Alimisis
    • 2
  • Luca Iocchi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.European Lab for Educational TechnologyEdumotivaSpartiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Computer Control and Management EngineeringUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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