PIDSIA Seminar by Alessandro Giusti et al.
13 June 2018 - 13 June 2018
Manno, Galleria 1, 2nd floor, room G1-204 @12:00
Since the pioneristic work of Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: Children,
Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980), the idea of using robots in
education has grown steadily and is nowadays a very important
interdisciplinary field of research, at the crossing between
educational sciences and robotics, known under the name of Educational
At the beginning of the present academic year, a group of teachers -
researchers of IDSIA and of the Dipartimento Formazione e
Apprendimento of SUPSI (university of teacher education of Southern
Switzerland) has been established, with the aim of developing the
competences of SUPSI in this field. In few months, the group, in
collaboration with the EPFL, has already obtained two research
projects: (i) a project of the SNF program Agora, named Introducing
People to Research in Robotics through an Extended Peer Community in
Southern Switzerland (the project proposal has been awarded with the
Optimus Agora Award) and a project, named Robotics Teacher Community
(ROTECO), founded by the Swiss Academies of Sciences. Both projects
are based on the use of the educational roboto Thymio, that has been
developed by the EPFL.
During this PIDSIA, we will present briefly the field of educational
robotics, the members of our group, the two projects that will start
in september 2018 and the educational robot thymio.

The speakers

The speakers are Alberto Piatti, Lucio Negrini, Christian Giang, Alessandro Giusti, Jerome Guzzi, Alan Kueng. This is an interdisciplinary team of researchers from SUPSI-DFA and SUPSI-IDSIA

Registration is highly recommended

 Pizza (or alternative food) and drinks will be offered at the end of
the talk. If you plan to attend, please register in a timely fashion
at the following link so that we will have no shortage of food: