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Kids’ relationships and learning with social robots

By Jacqueline Kory Westlund

Tega sits at a school, ready to begin a storytelling activity with kids! Credit: Jacqueline Kory Westlund

Last spring, you could find me every morning alternately sitting in a storage closet, a multipurpose meeting room, and a book nook beside our fluffy, red and blue striped robot Tega. Forty-nine different kids came to play storytelling and conversation games with Tega every week, eight times each over the course of the spring semester. I also…

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