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'Autistic Robots' for Embodied Emulation of Behaviors Typically Seen in Children with Different Autism Severities [chapter]

Kim Baraka, Francisco S. Melo, Manuela Veloso
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The goal of this work is to enable interactions of humans with a humanoid robot that can be customized to exhibit behaviors typically observed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) along different  ...  We implement a total of 16 (possibly blendable) robot behaviors on a NAO humanoid robot according to different autism severities along 4 selected features from the ADOS-2.  ...  We thank Jocelyn Huang and Patrick Lin for their collaboration in the development of the robot behaviors, as well as Marta Couto and Patrícia Alves-Oliveira for their help.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70022-9_11 fatcat:exkfwzrjpnc6virggn5z72sfky

Interactive robots with model-based 'autism-like' behaviors

Kim Baraka, Francisco S. Melo, Manuela Veloso
2019 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
We designed 16 'autism-like' behaviors of different severities on a NAO robot, based on ADOS-2, the gold standard for ASD diagnosis.  ...  In this work, we investigate an alternative and novel research direction for using robots in relation to ASD, through programming a humanoid robot to exhibit behaviors similar to those observed in children  ...  We thank Jocelyn Huang and Patrick Lin for their collaboration in the development of the robot behaviors, as well as Marta Couto and Patrícia Alves-Oliveira for their help.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2019-0011 fatcat:z2mudqi275eibkmssk7im5rmo4

Keepon

Hideki Kozima, Marek P. Michalowski, Cocoro Nakagawa
2008 International Journal of Social Robotics  
With typically developing children, we have observed varying styles of play that suggest a progression in ontological understanding of the robot.  ...  Keepon is a small creature-like robot designed for simple, natural, nonverbal interaction with children.  ...  of Education), Kazuhide Hashiya, Hiromi Kobayashi, Saori Tanaka, and Kentaro Yamamoto (Kyushu University), who collaborated with us in facilitating and studying child-robot interactions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-008-0009-8 fatcat:lxkpxp24qbf77esewbdgfsavlm

How Technology Applied to Music-Therapy and Sound-Based Activities Addresses Motor and Social Skills in Autistic Children

Grazia Ragone, Judith Good, Kate Howland
2021 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
Also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is characterized by challenges in the domains of social, cognitive and motor functioning, which differ in severity.  ...  In May 2020 we conducted a systematic search on Music-therapy and musical activities for autistic children in research databases including Science Direct, APA PsycNet, Cochrane, IEE and Web of Science,  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to express our gratitude to Emeline Brulé and James Jackson for their valuable feedback on the initial draft of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti5030011 fatcat:ilxehlynk5dnrhj44w3oniso6e

Interactive Robots as Facilitators of Childrens Social Development [chapter]

Hideki Kozima, Cocoro Nakagaw
2006 Mobile Robots: towards New Applications  
(Tamagawa University), Nobuyuki Kawai (Nagoya University), and Yoshio Yano (Kyoto University of Education), who collaborated with us in the preliminary experiments on child-robot interactions.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to the therapists/children/caregivers at Omihachiman-City Day-Care Centre for Children with Special Needs, especially to Yuriko Yasuda and Motoaki Kataoka (Kyoto  ...  Motivated by this assumption, a number of research projects in the field of embodied interaction have developed interactive robots explicitly for interaction with children.  ... 
doi:10.5772/4695 fatcat:xka2nexrlzeqvnljnqpw3a7xw4

Computer- and Robot-Assisted Therapies to Aid Social and Intellectual Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Joan DiPietro, Arpad Kelemen, Yulan Liang, Cecilia Sik-Lanyi
2019 Medicina  
Rapid progress in the field of technology, especially in the robotics area, offers tremendous possibilities for innovation and treatment or even education for individuals with ASD.  ...  The aims of the paper are identifying (1) the types of Information Technology platforms that are being evaluated in computer and robot-assisted therapies for children with ASD; (2) the various disciplines  ...  A1 Summary table of computer-and robot-assisted therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  ... 
doi:10.3390/medicina55080440 pmid:31387274 pmcid:PMC6724404 fatcat:y7vyzstwavdltoqljcxo4g7r4y

Proceedings of the Workshop on Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges [article]

Pablo G. Esteban, Daniel Hernández García, Hee Rin Lee, Pauline Chevalier, Paul Baxter, Cindy L. Bethel, Jainendra Shukla, Joan Oliver, Domènec Puig, Jason R. Wilson, Linda Tickle-Degnen, Madeleine Bartlett, Tony Belpaeme, Serge Thill (+20 others)
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Therefore, there is a need for exploring several degrees of autonomy in social robots used in therapy. Increasing the autonomy of robots might also bring about a new set of challenges.  ...  Typical work in RAT is performed using remote controlled robots; a technique called Wizard-of-Oz (WoZ). The robot is usually controlled, unbeknownst to the patient, by a human operator.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research is supported by the NSF Expeditions in Computing for "Socially Assistive Robotics" (IIS-1139148).  ... 
arXiv:1812.07613v1 fatcat:oyhvdod7pbfndioyckehl5qiuq

A survey of socially interactive robots

Terrence Fong, Illah Nourbakhsh, Kerstin Dautenhahn
2003 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
We begin by discussing the context for socially interactive robots, emphasizing the relationship to other research fields and the different forms of "social robots".  ...  "collective" or "swarm" robot behavior.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the participants of the Robot as Partner: An Exploration of Social Robots workshop (2002 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) for inspiring  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8890(02)00372-x fatcat:iwjtltmh65cb3icwsy2svbls54

KASPAR – A Minimally Expressive Humanoid Robot for Human–Robot Interaction Research

Kerstin Dautenhahn, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Michael L. Walters, Ben Robins, Hatice Kose-Bagci, N. Assif Mirza, Mike Blow
2009 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics  
Firstly, we present its application in robot-assisted play and therapy for children with autism.  ...  An assessment of the robot in terms of utility of the design for human–robot interaction experiments concludes the paper.  ...  Walters has been in charge of later hardware developments, with contributions from Mike Blow regarding the design of the arms.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2009/708594 fatcat:2zhtmqynpzf7ffbqlhm4k7w5mi

Interactive Technologies for Autism

Julie A. Kientz, Matthew S. Goodwin, Gillian R. Hayes, Gregory D. Abowd
2013 Synthesis Lectures on Assistive Rehabilitative and Health-Preserving Technologies  
This book provides an in-depth review of the historical and state-of-the-art use of technology by and for individuals with autism.  ...  autism," as opposed to "autistic individuals."  ...  AUDIO ASSESSMENTS Communicative ability, including speech and language, is one of the primary differences seen in children with autism compared to typically developing peers.  ... 
doi:10.2200/s00533ed1v01y201309arh004 fatcat:innepgv7mngkbncg7ujrkkm3p4

KASPAR – a minimally expressive humanoid robot for human–robot interaction research

Kerstin Dautenhahn, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Michael L. Walters, Ben Robins, Hatice Kose-Bagci, N. Assif Mirza, Mike Blow
2009 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics  
Firstly, we present its application in robot-assisted play and therapy for children with autism.  ...  An assessment of the robot in terms of utility of the design for human-robot interaction experiments concludes the paper.  ...  Walters has been in charge of later hardware developments, with contributions from Mike Blow regarding the design of the arms.  ... 
doi:10.1080/11762320903123567 fatcat:7rdmzdtny5fwlifrma5pqn5jgq

Mirror Neuron Forum

Vittorio Gallese, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Cecilia Heyes, Gregory Hickok, Marco Iacoboni
2011 Perspectives on Psychological Science  
Acknowledgments Declaration of Conflicting Interests The authors declared that they had no conflicts of interest with respect to their authorship or the publication of this article.  ...  However, in contrast with typically developing children, autistic children had severe difficulties in understanding others' intentions (why) when they had to rely exclusively on motor cues.  ...  s (1999 seminal mirror-neuron-imitation paradigm, and Martineau et al. (2010) , using a similar paradigm, reported no differences between autistic and typically developing children in ''the site with  ... 
doi:10.1177/1745691611413392 pmid:25520744 pmcid:PMC4266473 fatcat:5qwjovshdfd4xdlcysqfmu6etq

Human-Robot Collaboration: From Psychology to Social Robotics [article]

Judith Bütepage, Danica Kragic
2017 arXiv   pre-print
With the advances in robotic technology, research in human-robot collaboration (HRC) has gained in importance.  ...  For robots to interact with humans autonomously they need active decision making that takes human partners into account.  ...  Additionally, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are more challenging than typically developing children.  ... 
arXiv:1705.10146v1 fatcat:skqfe6uxefhtvcd7lmzl7hyzvy

Assistive Technology and Affective Mediation

Nestor Garay, Idoia Cearreta, Juan Miguel Lopez, Inmaculada Fajardo
2006 Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments  
We also present several affective mediation technologies that are being applied or may be integrated in assistive technologies in order to improve affective communication for a range of disabilities.  ...  Finally, we describe our experience with Gestele, an application that incorporates multimodal elements of affective mediation for people with mobility impairments, as well as the results of an empirical  ...  Robinson and Whiting (2003) carried out a study contrasting a group of children with Irlen syndrome with a group of children with no learning disability.  ... 
doi:10.17011/ht/urn.2006159 fatcat:sygvpcn7prgppo5h7uajz7v2ee

Communicating emotions and mental states to robots in a real time parallel framework using Laban movement analysis

Tino Lourens, Roos van Berkel, Emilia Barakova
2010 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
The solution is part of a larger project on interaction between a human and a humanoid robot with the aim of training social behavioral skills to autistic children with robots acting in a natural environment  ...  She is a professional dancer and a coach/lecturer in different Dutch universities and art academies, including the Industrial Design Department of Eindhoven University of Technology.  ...  Acknowledgement The analysis of CMA Katya Bloom, of the different waving sequences is greatly acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2010.08.006 fatcat:kl3ykhiz3bcs5oj7jogrmukg3u
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