Robot Programming Through Whole-Body Interaction

  • Marta FerrazEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10423)


Programmable and non-programmable educational robots are, in most cases, associated with sedentary behavior in children. Children interact with educational robots mostly in indoor environments. Whole-body interaction and natural environments seem to potentiate children’s physical and mental health. In order to potentiate children’s physical and mental health we have developed a new set of robotic devices - Biosymtic Robotic devices. We describe the main computational models of Biosymtic Robotic devices: a computational model demonstrating how to increase children’s physical activity levels and contact with natural environments through automatic feedback control mechanisms; a theoretical cognitive model on how to program robotic devices through whole-body interaction in natural environments.


Child-robot interaction Whole-body interaction Physical and mental health Robot programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biosymtic RoboticsAlmadaPortugal

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