Robotics in Education: A Scientific Mapping of the Literature in Web of Science
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AuthorLópez Belmonte, Jesús; Segura Robles, Adrián; Moreno Guerrero, Antonio José; Parra González, María Elena
RoboticsEducationWeb of ScienceBibliometrics
López-Belmonte, J.; Segura-Robles, A.; Moreno-Guerrero, A.-J.; Parra-González, M.-E. Robotics in Education: A Scientific Mapping of the Literature in Web of Science. Electronics 2021, 10, 291. https:// doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030291
The technological revolution has created new educational opportunities. Today, robotics is one of the most modern systems to be introduced in educational settings. The main objective of this research was to analyze the evolution of the “robotics” concept in the educational field while having, as a reference point, the reported literature in the Web of Science (WoS). The methodology applied in this research was bibliometrics, which we used to analyze the structural and dynamic development of the concept. The collection of WoS studies on robotics in education began in 1975. Its evolution has been irregular, reaching peak production in 2019. Although the focus was on collecting studies with educational knowledge areas, other knowledge areas were also present, such as engineering and computing. It was found that the types of manuscript most commonly used to present scientific results in this area are proceedings papers. The country with the highest level of production in this field of study is the United States. The results confirm the potential of this type of study in the scientific field. The importance of this technology in the training of future surgeons and in the results they produce in their own learning was also detected.