Austin Lee, Ph.D.
Being a student ambassador improves a student's confidence and leadership skills. With an increasing demand for technology skills, our project will display how the ambassador robot can assist student ambassadors while improving upon their efficiency, by discussing information during college campus tours and familiarizing students with robot applications and their technology. The ambassador robot can support students during tours by answering a question about specific knowledge that may have slipped an ambassador's mind. The robot will also be able to create a group-focused atmosphere that will allow ambassadors to have the opportunity to lean on a dependable teammate for specific responses just as the robot depends on the ambassador for upkeep. With current technology it is nearly impossible for a robot to do a complete tour independently, but with our research, we want to see precisely how the ambassador robot can improve a university campus tour for prospective students and families while positively developing our student ambassadors' skills and confidence with robot applications. The student ambassador robot is not a replacement for student leadership and their roles or campus tours. The student and robot ambassador are the future of leadership efficiency and a bold new campus experience for all students and families to enjoy!
Lewandowski, Alexandra; Parissis, Yanni; Carter, Khiry; and Lee, Hilary, "Chapman Ambassador Tour Robot" (2019). Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters. 347.