Early language development, children's acquisition of words
Language learning with social robots
Robots in early education
Nils F. Tolksdorf is a PhD fellow of the Digital Society research program, funded by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and works at Paderborn University, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Katharina Rohlfing. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Linguistics from Paderborn University. His research focuses on how children can consolidate language learning in a long-term and robust way with a social robot.
In this project, child-robot interaction is investigated from the perspectives of media pedagogy and psycholinguistics: How to design a child-oriented dialogue? Can preschoolers' language development benefit longitudinally from an interaction with a robot? What do kindergarten teachers expect from a child-robot interaction? The project addresses the need to introduce digital technology to children in order to foster equality in digital society.