We are Here and We are Many: Using a Telepresence Robot for Shared Exploration and Learning (and Fun)

Lueg, Christopher; Castles, Meredith; Wong, Ming Chao (October 2020). We are Here and We are Many: Using a Telepresence Robot for Shared Exploration and Learning (and Fun) In: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). ASIS&T

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Mobile remote presence bots (MRP) have emerged as a potential way of addressing the 'tyranny of distance' when having to attend meetings at far away locations. In this contribution we report on how we used an MRP to share with two cohorts of postgraduate students at a regional university the formal ‘conferencing’ and the informal ‘mingling’ that takes place at quality academic conferences and that many would consider essential for effective networking and knowledge sharing. Simultaneously, students were able to experience and explore what it meant to be ‘different’ in a room full of people interacting in ‘regular’ ways, observing the conference attendees reacting to the MRP aka 'ipad on a stick' in ways from genuine interest to forced indifference.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

Engineering and Information Technology > Institut für Medizininformatik I4MI

Name:

Lueg, Christopher0000-0003-1022-5724;
Castles, Meredith and
Wong, Ming Chao

Subjects:

Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science

Publisher:

ASIS&T

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christopher Lueg

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2020 08:45

Last Modified:

24 Mar 2021 11:01

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ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.13008

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/13008

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