a social robot inspired by Opie
A social robot for the Ngukurr Language Centre

In collaboration with the Ngukurr Language Centre, our team is designing a social robot inspired by Opie to be used in the community.

The robot is designed to be easily transportable and robust. It includes language activities (games, stories) for the children to play in their heritage language, built using the Ngukurr Language Centre resources. With only a limited number of language teaching hours, we hope that this robot will help increase the exposure of children to their heritage language.

The project is supported by a CoEDL transdisciplinary and innovation grant.

In the news

Opie the Robot helping preserve ancient languages in remote Aboriginal Australia (ABC News, 1 November 2017)