Autonomous robot to support the reading learning process through game strategies aimed at deaf children.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Teaching reading to deaf children is not an easy task. Expressions of sadness, anger and disgust are common in children throughout their learning. Therefore, early detection and appropriate and friendly interaction can help reduce frustration and lack of empathy that occurs in the classroom. Robotics, artificial intelligence and Health Sciences professionals can work together to solve these limitations with low-cost social robots that support the process of learning to read with an appropriate strategy for deaf children with automatic facial expressions and recognition of sign language to ensure appropriate interactions.


Robot, automation, deaf children, sign language, game-based learning, learning to read.

Commitments / Obligations

1. Products and results of Human Resource Training activities:
 Training of 4 undergraduate students in the context of their degree work: 1 student of speech therapy, 1 of Occupational Therapy, 1 of Psychology and 1 of Biomedical Engineering.
2. Products and results of activities of Social Appropriation of Knowledge:
 Participation in national and international scientific congress with research results.
 Presentation of results to national, local and sectoral authorities
3. Products and results of activities of Generation of New Knowledge:
 Scientific article related to research (Q1-Q3)
4. Products and results of Technological Development and Innovation activities:
 Robot proof of concept validation with TRL4
User interface software registry.
Effective start/end date3/1/2212/30/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds


  • Bogotá D.C.


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