Ngukurr is an Aboriginal community in southern Arnhem Land, situated in Ngalakgan land. The community population covers 8-10 endangered heritage languages.

In collaboration with the Ngukurr Language centre, our team is designing a social robot inspired by Opie to be used in the community.

The robot is designed to be easily transportable and robust. It includes language activities (games, stories) for the children to play in their heritage language, built using the Language Centre resources. With only a limited number of language teaching hours, we hope that this robot will help increase the exposure of children to their heritage language.

The project is supported by a CoEDL transdisciplinary and innovation grant

 

For all questions about this project contact Gautier Durantin (g.durantin@uq.edu.au)