Today we met with David Burden of Daden (, a company that specialises in immersive visualisations for training and education purposes. We are hoping to work together on a bid to win some research money to develop the sophistication of robot avatars in virtual worlds. David has some fantastic ideas about ways in which we could utilise ‘bots. Of course, the ideas we are developing involve sophisticated technology but primarily we are interested not in what the technology can do but in thinking about how to use that technology most creatively to meet the needs of our users.

We will be drafting the bid next spring, so our immediate task is to make sure that we use this year’s school trials as a means to explore how our current limited ‘bots engage school students, what of their capabilities we should be prioritising and what aspects of their interaction offers the most fertile field for further development.


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