ERIC Number: ED118366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
TORTIS (Toddler's Own Recursive Turtle Interpreter System).
TORTIS (Toddler's Own Recursive Turtle Interpreter System) is a device which can be used to study or nurture the cognitive development of preschool children. The device consists of a "turtle" which the child can control by use of buttons on a control panel. The "turtle" can be made to move in prescribed directions, to take a given number of paces, to draw, to toot, to turn its light on and off, and to remember or forget. In this paper, protocols for several children who interacted with the turtle are informally summarized and discussed. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.