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A Conceptual Semi-Humanoid Wireless Robotic Lecturer for Distance Learning (DL)

by Victor O. Matthews, Felix O. Olowononi, Emmanuel Adetiba, Oluyinka Oni
Communications on Applied Electronics
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 5 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Victor O. Matthews, Felix O. Olowononi, Emmanuel Adetiba, Oluyinka Oni
10.5120/cae2016652296

Victor O. Matthews, Felix O. Olowononi, Emmanuel Adetiba, Oluyinka Oni . A Conceptual Semi-Humanoid Wireless Robotic Lecturer for Distance Learning (DL). Communications on Applied Electronics. 5, 5 ( Jul 2016), 9-15. DOI=10.5120/cae2016652296

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author = { Victor O. Matthews, Felix O. Olowononi, Emmanuel Adetiba, Oluyinka Oni },
title = { A Conceptual Semi-Humanoid Wireless Robotic Lecturer for Distance Learning (DL) },
journal = { Communications on Applied Electronics },
issue_date = { Jul 2016 },
volume = { 5 },
number = { 5 },
month = { Jul },
year = { 2016 },
issn = { 2394-4714 },
pages = { 9-15 },
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url = { https://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume5/number5/616-2016652296/ },
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Abstract

Information and Communications Technology is causing a worldwide revolution in virtually all fields of human endeavor. The education sector is not left out as the delivery of course content is no longer limited to the traditional teacher-student classroom interaction but also via electronic media. This paper presents a novel approach to e-Learning by leveraging on advancements in Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M), Internet-of-Things (IoT) and robotics technologies to design and construct a semi-humanoid class teaching robot that aids teachers, lecturers and other educational personnel in communicating effectively with the students irrespective of their location and the distance using a plastic mannequin. The implementation of the system is achieved through hardware (mannequin) and software designs. The authors successfully developed a plastic mannequin with embedded electronics systems to work as a telepresence lecturer, allowing the elimination of time and distance between a professional remote educator and the students. The device was tested and compared with existing remote teaching technologies such as teleconferencing, telepresence with tablet screens and found to be more reliable, cheaper, and easy to use than the existing ones. The paper therefore concludes that the semi-humanoid robotic lecturer is a disruptive innovation in the world of Distance Education Learning (DEL).

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

E-learning Semi-Humanoid Robotics Teleconferencing Telepresence Mannequin..