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Acronym AGORA

Abstract The basic idea of this project is to establish an extended peer community (Funtowicz and Ravetz, 1993) consisting of a large Group of primary and lower secondary school pupils, parents, Teachers, teacher educators, policy makers and researchers in robotics, in order to face a real complex robotic problem in a familiar context, i.e. the introduction of educational robotics into compulsory school in Southern Switzerland . Thanks to the particular, strongly participative, form of public engagement adopted in the project and the familiar context, the non-scienfitic members of the community will be fostered to reflect together with researchers about research in robotics and, at the same time, educated to an active and conscious participation to the scientific and technological debate. The project is proposed by two institutions with a strong background and a long history of research in robotics: the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), a joint institute of USI and SUPSI and the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO) of the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). The researchers in Robotics will be supported by DFA of SUPSI.

SUPSI Organisations Involved Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory for Technologies and Media in Education

People involved Alberto Piatti, Luca Botturi, Jerome Guzzi, Lucio Negrini, Christian Giang

Managers Luca Maria Gambardella

Date of Project Start 1 September 2018

Date of Project Completion 31 August 2020