Robots as tutors: from insects to humanoids


During the Escolab event when primary and secondary school students can visit the Universities in Barcelona, more then 100 students visited the laboratory of SPECS at UPF where they could experience different types of robotic platforms (wheeled and tracked vehicles, blimp based and quadrocopters) used to study anatomical, behavioural and psychological principles of learning. SPECS also uses the humanoid robot iCub  to study human robot interaction and its social impact.