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Designing Codes for Making AI Robots that Accompany English Learning

Ting-sheng Weng 1 and Meng-Hui Hsu 2
1. Department of Business Administration, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City, Taiwan
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan City, Taiwan

Abstract—Robots with human movements and facial expressions are easy to approach for children. If such a robot has some artificial intelligence, it can help children learn a variety of things. Therefore, by interacting with this robot, children can learn English and practice daily conversations in English, even learning how to get along with people and develop good social skills. Hence, the purpose of this research is to use an online graphical programming tool -CodeLab- to create a good interaction mode between humans and Kebbi Air robots, and help children learn and talk in English in an interactive way. By using this tool, this research created a function so that users can recognize English Words in a period of time. In this way, preschoolers can easily learn basic English Words and simple daily conversations to lay a good foundation for language education. In addition, parents can remotely observe their children's learning through the AI robot camera, and use the robot to discuss learning content with their children. The research results showed that artificial intelligence robots are beneficial to improve children's learning enthusiasm and attention, build their self-confidence, and encourage them to learn, listen and speak English.
Index Terms—AI robot, CodeLab, Kebbi air robot, interaction, children

Cite: Ting-sheng Weng and Meng-Hui Hsu, "Designing Codes for Making AI Robots that Accompany English Learning," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 185-189, September 2022. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.8.3.185-189

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