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The Application of Social Robots in Sustainable Education

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Education and Approaches".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 524

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HUMAIN-Lab, Department of Computer Science, International Hellenic University (IHU), Kavala 65404, Greece
Interests: cyberphysical system modeling applications

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HUMAIN-Lab, Department of Computer Science, International Hellenic University (IHU), Kavala 65404, Greece
Interests: mobile robotics; social robotics; computational intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Education is important to sustain ideas, knowledge, skills, and values within/between human communities. On the other hand, social robots are emerging cyberphysical systems (CPSs) [1] with the potential to promote high-quality education in challenging new ways. There is a sustained interest in social robot applications in typical and/or special education. Typically, social robots are applied in a structured educational environment including a fairly small set of alternatives. Challenges include the effective, as well as constructive, interaction of social robots with humans and/or other social robots in an unstructured/unpredictable environment.

The aim of this Special Issue is to address trends and emerging approaches regarding any type of social robot use in sustainable education with long-term interest in cross-fertilizing different approaches. We welcome submissions pertaining to social robot applications in education as well as methods behind applications including theories from psychology, computational/mathematical models, as well as alternative methodologies. We encourage the submission of technically rigorous research papers that present fundamentally new technologies and methods, especially those that critically evaluate technologies in real-world settings. Of particular interest is user-centric research resulting from cross-disciplinary collaboration between educators, psychologists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, roboticists, and others. Combinations with emerging technologies such as augmented/virtual realities, CPSs, and other technologies, including integrated social elements, are also welcome. We further encourage contributions that tackle related issues, including but not limited to economic, industrial, philosophical, and/or ethical issues regarding social robots in education as well as surveys and position papers that widen the boundaries.


[1] V. G. Kaburlasos (Guest Editor), MDPI Mathematics, Special Issue “Lattice Computing: A Mathematical Modelling Paradigm for Cyber–Physical System Applications”,

Prof. Dr. Vassilis G. Kaburlasos
Dr. Chris Lytridis
Guest Editors

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  • social robots
  • educational/computational/psychological theories for social robots
  • human–social robot interaction
  • sustainable education

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