Sofia Serholt

Sofia Serholt

PhD student in educational science: Gothenburg University

Sofia Serholt is a PhD student at the Department of Applied Information Technology at the University of Gothenburg with focus on educational science. She is involved in the EU project EMOTE (Embodied-perceptive tutors for empathy-based learning) which will design, develop and evaluate a new generation of robotic tutors that have perceptive capabilities to engage in empathic interactions with learners in a shared physical space, where her main contribution relates to design and evaluation of educational robots.

She has a Master’s degree in Education for teaching English at upper secondary school, as well as for educational activities within Learning and ICT. Her overall research interest is focused on how technology affects learning and educational settings, with a specific focus on practical implications for the users. As part of her PhD she will explore how child-robot interaction develops over time, as well as study implications of this technology for teachers and their practice. This will be done through longitudinal studies in primary schools.

Serholt, S., Basedow, C., Barendregt, W. & Obaid, M. (2014). Comparing a Humanoid Tutor to a Human Tutor Delivering an Instructional Task to Children, 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots.
Serholt, S., Barendregt, W., Leite, I., Hastie, H., Jones, A., Paiva, A., Vasalou, A., Castellano, G. (2014). Teachers’ Views on the Use of Empathic Robotic Tutors in the Classroom, IEEE RO-MAN '14 - The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.
Serholt, S. & Barendregt, W. (2014). Students’ Attitudes towards the Possible Future of Social Robots in Education, Workshop proceedings on Philosophical Perspectives of HRI of IEEE RO-MAN '14 - The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.
Barendregt, W., Paiva, A., Kappas, A., et al. (2014). Child-Robot Interaction: Social Bonding, Learning and Ethics. Workshop proceedings of Interaction Design and Children Conference IDC´14.
Serholt, S., Barendregt, W., Ribeiro, T., et al. (2013). EMOTE: Embodied-perceptive tutors for empathy-based learning in a game environment. Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Games Based Learning, Porto, Portugal.


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