NarRob, created by ICAR-CNR (Italy), is a social robot that can actively support teachers in storytelling activities. It is able to analyse the content of a story and associate meaningful gestures and expressions to the textual content.
NarRob exploits both a chatbot module that allows it to converse with users during the storytelling activity and a text mining module to extract some important concepts that can be emphasized by using non-verbal, communicative signs, such as gestures or emotional expressions. The robot is endowed with a repository of stories, together with some basilar knowledge about them and with a repository of gestures.
Demo presented at the Exhibition space in GaLA Conf 2018