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Olga Sans Copé
Visiting Scholar


Contact Info:
200 Boston Avenue
Suite G810
Medford, MA 02155

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Biography:
Olga Sans Copé is a PhD student at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Before coming to the Center, Olga was an Adjunct Professor at La Salle University in Barcelona, Research Coordinator and PhD Program Coordinator Assistant. She was also part of the funding & grants office where she supported all research groups at the University. During that period she also coordinated the LSmaker Educational Robotic platform across all undergraduate programs.

After her work at the university level, she was a classroom teacher where she introduced robotics and engineering across pre-K to high school, through multidisciplinary projects in the STEAM field as well as other areas related to the curriculum at Montserrat School in Barcelona, Spain.

Her research interests are in augmented teacher capabilities in the classroom and how to improve students learning through the use of educational and social robots. The primary goals are to increase feedback to teachers with the proactivity of the social robot to collect information as a new social interface, and the customization of the content, the method, and the communication system increasing the network between learning actors.

Education:
PhD candidate inTechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), since 2014
M.S. in Education, Isabel I University, 2018
M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering, La Salle University, 2007
B.S. in Electronics Engineering, La Salle University, 2005
B.S. in Computer Science Engineering, La Salle University, 2003
B.S. in Multimedia Engineering, La Salle University, 2003

CEEO Responsibilities:

Research Interests:
Complex system design; AI based manufacturing; Education

Publications:

Sans-Cope, O. & Albo-Canals, J. "A Review of the Social Robotics in Education: From Literacy to Math Teaching". International Conference of Social Robots in Therapy and Education, New Friends 2018. Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá (26-29/06/2018).

Brazal-Alcaide, N., Lizeretti, N. P., Sans-Cope, O., Albo-Canals, J. "Pleo rb social pet robot as positive emotional state facilitator to facilitate learning". New Friends 2016 (2nd International Conference on Social Robots in therapy and education). Barcelona, Spain (02-04/11/2016)

Sans-Cope, O. "Aprenent amb i de robòtica". Tac-08 Mirant el future des del present. Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Ensenyament. XTEC. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona), Spain (17/09/2016)

Faucha, M., Sans-Cope, O., Barco, A. "Participatory Design in school: how children, engineers and social scientist collaborate". 4s/EASST Conference (Science and Technology by other means). Barcelona, Spain (31 Agosto-3 Septiembre de 2016)

Sans-Cope, O. "Aprenent del medi amb i de robòtica (KIBO) a l'Educació infantil". VIII Jornada de Programació i Robòtica Educatives. Cornellà (Barcelona), Spain (21 de Mayo de 2016)

Sans-Cope, O. " Projecte CASPER". VIII Jornada de Programació i Robòtica Educatives. Cornellà (Barcelona), Spain (21 de Mayo de 2016)

Sans-Cope, O. "Aprenentatge actiu a través de la robòtica i la programació. Disseny d'aplicacions educatives pels més petits". ITWORLDEDU 8. Barcelona, Spain (8 de Marzo de 2016)

Sans-Cope, O., Valls, A., Galvez-Font, M., Garnica, M., Casas, V., Pico, S., Barco, A., and Albo-Canals, J. "AISOY Social Robot as a tool to learn how to code versus tangible and non-tangible approaches". New Friends 2015 (1st International Conference on Social Robots in therapy and education). Almere, Netherlands (22-23/10/2015)

Sans-Cope, O., Barco, A., Albo-Canals, J., Diaz, M., and Angulo, C. "Robotics@Montserrat: A case of Learning through robotics community in a primary and secondary school." Interaction Design and Children. IDC, 2014 in Child-Robot Interaction Workshop: Social Bonding, Learning ans Ethics. Aarhus, Denmark (17-19/06/2014) [PDF]