Note: Workshop attendance is by invitation only, but please come to the Knowledge Explosion event, 11/15 at 9:30 in Foster Auditorium.
The NSF Avatar & Robotics "Signing Creatures" Workshop
November 15-16, 2013
Gallaudet University and
Visual Language & Visual Learning (VL2),
a NSF Science of Learning Center
Laura-Ann Petitto, Workshop Chair
David Traum, Workshop Co-Chair
Adam Stone, Workshop Manager
The Best of the Best.
This workshop brings together experts in:
Answering Groundbreaking Questions.
Innovative Topics & Discussion.
Workshop sessions will include:
To identify new areas of cross-disciplinary knowledge building in order to facilitate optimal learning outcomes in young children.
To identify central scientific questions and challenges for future study in avatar, robotic, and visual sign language sciences that can both advance these sciences and contribute to product design features for the development of learning tools for young children.
To form new interdisciplinary networks, as well as to identify funding avenues for these networks, which will address the main issue of signing creatures/socially assistive robotics to facilitate learning in the development of all young children, young visual learners, and especially the young deaf visual learner.