On December 5, 2017, WIRED magazine featured Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (Principal Investigator, grants from the W.M. Keck Foundation and NSF INSPIRE, IIS-1547178) discussing the RAVE Learning Tool Prototype.
The Wide-Eyed Robot Teaching Deaf Children to Communicate This kid doesn't know it, but he’s kind of a big deal. Sitting in his mother’s lap, he looks at a mohawked robotic head, which periodically turns left to look at a computer screen with its big blue eyes. And the infant takes the cue, glancing at the screen, where a human avatar signs a nursery rhyme. Read the full article.
VL2 Hosted Third Annual Knowledge Festival On May 8, 2018, the NSF-Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) hosted its Third Annual Knowledge Festival for more than 100 attendees. Led by Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, Co-Principal Investigator and Science Director, the theme for the event was “VL2 Science and the Learning Benefits for the Young Visual Learner.” Learn more.