Robots are Good for Profit: A Business Perspective on Robots in Education

Michael Goudzwaard, M.H.J. Smakman, E.A. Konijn

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Abstract

This paper aims to chart the (moral) values from a robotic industry’s perspective regarding the introduction of robots in education. The robotic industry in this study refers to robotic companies that manufacture, design, or sell educational robots. To our knowledge, no studies thus far have addressed this perspective in considering the moral values within this robotic domain. However, their values could conflict with the values upheld by other relevant stakeholders, such as the values of teachers, parents or children. Hence, it is crucial to take the various perspectives of relevant stakeholder’s moral values into account. For this study, multiple focus group sessions were conducted in The Netherlands with robotic companies on their views of robots in primary education. Their perceptions, consisting of opportunities and concerns, were then linked to existing business values to examine whether the opportunities and concerns mentioned undermine or promote these business values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics
PublisherIEEE
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

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Goudzwaard, M., Smakman, M. H. J., & Konijn, E. A. (Accepted/In press). Robots are Good for Profit: A Business Perspective on Robots in Education. In 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics IEEE.
Goudzwaard, Michael ; Smakman, M.H.J. ; Konijn, E.A. / Robots are Good for Profit: A Business Perspective on Robots in Education. 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE, 2019.
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9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE, 2019.

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Goudzwaard M, Smakman MHJ, Konijn EA. Robots are Good for Profit: A Business Perspective on Robots in Education. In 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE. 2019