How does technology influence how children understand other’s actions?
Young children growing up in New Zealand are increasingly exposed to information presented on electronic devices. Yet, we know little about what they learn from these devices. We know that children learn from observing others, for example parents, caregivers, siblings, and friends. We also know that from 18-months-olds children can understand the intentions of others, and can help others to complete their goals. What we do not yet know is how children understand the intentions of social robots and whether they can help them achieve their goals.