ON LINE PLATFORM TO INTERACT WITH PHYSICAL ROBOTS FOR INTELLECTUALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE
People with Intellectual Disabilities at all ages
Parents and other relatives of the people with intellectual disabilities, because of the game will be developed in such a way that combine a low intellectual difficulty with an adult design and psychology.
Schools, universities, instituition dealing with them.
An online platform and a robot. The platform will interact with physical robots or in a virtual community, to implement with them specific teaching units for adults with disabilities. This goal leads offering this group the ability to access a normal activity, such as playing with robots. With this in mind it aims to help to promote the inclusion of disabled people.
To promote the inclusion of disabled people. Involve parents in teaching/learning activities to enhance the bond parent – child and strengthen their relationship is also a purpose seeked by the project. The fact that there is a virtual community also allows playing in pairs. For this reason, physically separated adults could also play in a jointly way.
The principal objective of the project is to develop an online platform to interact with physical robots or in a virtual community, to implement with them specific teaching units for adults with disabilities. This goal leads offering this group the ability to access a normal activity, such as playing with robots. With this in mind it aims to help to promote the inclusion of disabled people. For this purpose, the consortium counts with experts on this target group.
The robot will be the element with which the user of the platform interacts. It will fulfil the following requirements to ensure total freedom to be copied and produced:
– The development will be open-source hardware, being free the hardware design
– Chassis, case, wheels, etc. could entirely be made with a 3D printer.
The platform also will include 10 Teaching Units. The TU are based on existing games and new ones which can be created from adaptation for adults with disabilities. The games seek for working different fields, such as orientation, sequencing, etc.These units will emphasize the game between two persons, may be involved both handicapped adults or parents. In this way we enhance the interaction and peer learning. This role can also be ‘played’ by parents and educators.