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Narrabots

Robert Hrabchak, Riley Kolus, Kyle Paul, Meha Elhence, Hyejin Im

The technical component of the Narrabots system is a mobile robot that travels on a board representing the emotion spectrum. As the narrator tells a story and periodically asks questions, the child picks from the cards shown below to represent an emotional state.

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The robot reacts appropriately by moving positions on the color wheel to reach the correct color for the chosen emotional state. Below, green represents jealousy and the darker shade represents the most intense feeling.

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For the next iteration, the robot will have a line following sensor that will enable it to move to the correct positions on its own power. The children also indicated that they wanted to robot to hold the cards as they were chosen, so the next iteration will have a place to insert the cards within the robot.