Investigating early childhood children’s mental representations about the programmable floor robot Bee-Bot



A preliminary study concerning early childhood children’s mental representations about the programmable floor robot Bee-Bot is presented in this study. It is about a case study that takes place in four preschool settings. Children’s mental representations were recorded through individual-focused interviews and depicted in individual drawings. The results show that while children may attribute an animate identity to the robot, they provide evidence and depict data for its properties and basic operational features, which are gained through educational activities in programming.


Educational robotics, programmable floor robot Bee-Bot, children’s mental representations

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