The effect of commercially available educational robotics: A systematic review

B. Pedersen*, Jørgen Christian Larsen, Jacob Nielsen

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Educational institutions planning to invest in Educational Robotics are faced with a wide selection of products. Yet, we have not been able to find any review studies on the effect of these products, to guide the institutions to get the most out of their investments. For this review, 29 Educational Robotics products were therefore selected, and eight major databases were searched for effect studies involving these. The search yielded 301 results, of which 17 were selected for synthesizing. The studies and their respective findings are discussed in the review. Unfortunately, there were not enough studies to compare the effect of the products and more research is therefore needed. In addition, the studies methodologies and design have been analyzed, and a series of recommendations for how future experimental/quasi-experimental studies within the field can be design and conducted, have been established.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics in Education - Current Research and Innovations
EditorsMunir Merdan, Wilfried Lepuschitz, Gottfried Koppensteiner, Richard Balogh, David Obdržálek
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-26944-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-26945-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2019 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10. Apr 201912. Apr 2019


Conference10th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2019
SponsorAustrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
SeriesAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


  • Computational thinking
  • CT
  • Education
  • Educational robotics
  • Effect
  • Experimental
  • Higher education
  • K-12
  • LEGO mindstorms
  • Primary education
  • Quasi-experimental
  • Review
  • Robot
  • STEM
  • Tertiary education


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