Big Robots for Little Kids: Investigating the Role of Scale in Early Childhood Robotics Kits

Vizner, Miki.


  • Abstract: Couch fort and refrigerator box constructions are staples of early childhood play in American culture. Can this this large-scale fantasy type of play be leveraged to facilitate computational thinking? This thesis looks at the ways Kindergarteners (age 5-6) use two variations of the KIBO robotics platform in their play and learning. The first is the standard KIBO kit developed at the ... read more
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