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A soft, mobile, autonomous robot to develop skills through play in autistic children

Andrea Brivio, Ksenia Rogacheva, Matteo Lucchelli, Andrea Bonarini
2021 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
We share the choices and the design rationale of the latest version of a soft, mobile, low-cost, autonomous robot that has successfully been used for 3 years in a care center for activities that include  ...  However, most robots presented in the literature have limited or no mobility, are made of rigid materials, or are too expensive for many care centers.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank the subjects involved in the activity with TeoG, and the therapists and professionals involved in this project, who tested and stressed the robot in the field, defined  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0015 fatcat:sngwnoam55c7hfyuag6wj2sce4

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  
We systematically review the use of technology in Music-therapy and related sound-based activities to improve the motor and social skills of children.  ...  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  
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  ...  (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.  ...  Billard developed a doll-like robot, Robota (Billard, 2002) , for mutual imitation play with autistic children; Robins intensively analyzed two children playing together with Robota and observed mutual  ... 
doi:10.5772/4695 fatcat:xka2nexrlzeqvnljnqpw3a7xw4

Exploring engagement with robots among persons with neurodevelopmental disorders

Eleonora Aida Beccaluva, Andrea Bonarini, Roberto Cerabolini, Francesco Clasadonte, Franca Garzotto, Mirko Gelsomini, Vito Antonio Iannelli, Francesco Monaco, Leonardo Viola
2017 2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
The study involved 5 persons in this target group and three robots (two research products developed at our lab, and a commercial one), which were used in sequence during individual therapeutic sessions  ...  The results enable us to compare the engagement effects of different social robots and improves our understanding of the behavior of persons with NDD during robotic experiences.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors warmly thank the participants to this study and their families.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2017.8172410 dblp:conf/ro-man/BeccaluvaBCCGGI17 fatcat:fcwkipx2qjhl3ouy3x5urnhdnm

Robots: Assistive technologies for play, learning and cognitive development

Al Cook, Pedro Encarnação, Kim Adams
2010 Technology and Disability  
Combined with our previous experience [12, 13, 59] in evaluating and developing cognitive skills in children with disabilities through the use of robots, this material forms the basis for a desired set  ...  Robots have been widely used in rehabilitation. Among the various applications, robots have been developed to assist children with motor disabilities in play and academic activities.  ...  Elaine Holtham at Aroga in Vancouver, B.C., loaned a Vanguard for research purposes during the Robot control via AAC study.  ... 
doi:10.3233/tad-2010-0297 fatcat:232vawhfxzgmdl2sy2xvfks5w4

Analysis of the use of a robot to improve social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder

Carlos Torturella Valadão, Christiane Goulart, Hamilton Rivera, Eliete Caldeira, Teodiano Freire Bastos Filho, Anselmo Frizera-Neto, Ricardo Carelli
2016 Research on Biomedical Engineering  
This work is a pilot study, which aims to show the development and usage of a ludic mobile robot for stimulating social skills in ASD children.  ...  Methods: A mobile robot with a special costume and a monitor to display multimedia contents was designed to interact with ASD children.  ...  Acknowledgements Authors acknowledge: (UFES/Brazil) for technical support; CNPq/Brazil (National Council of Technological and Scientific Development) and FAPES/Brazil (Support Foundation to Research and  ... 
doi:10.1590/2446-4740.01316 fatcat:s3gfsnvhzfdu7jylqesum5rlgq


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.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to the therapists, children, and caregivers at Omihachiman-City Day-Care Centre for Children with Special Needs, especially to Yuriko Yasuda and Motoaki Kataoka  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-008-0009-8 fatcat:lxkpxp24qbf77esewbdgfsavlm

A huggable, mobile robot for developmental disorder interventions in a multi-modal interaction space

Andrea Bonarini, Franca Garzotto, Mirko Gelsomini, Maximiliano Romero, Francesco Clasadonte, Ayse Naciye Celebi Yilmaz
2016 2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
We propose a new emotional, huggable, mobile, and configurable robot (Teo), which can address some of the still open therapeutic needs in the treatment of Developmental Disability (DD).  ...  Teo has been designed in partnership with a team of DD specialists, and it is meant to be used as an efficient and easy-to-use tool for caregivers.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors warmly thank children, therapists, and managers from L'Abilità and Sacra Famiglia centres.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2016.7745214 dblp:conf/ro-man/BonariniGGRCY16 fatcat:xhwy5kd66rd27k5d6xw7qi4jhi

Human-Robot Interaction in Autism: FACE, an Android-based Social Therapy

G. Pioggia, M.L. Sica, M. Ferro, R. Igliozzi, F. Muratori, A. Ahluwalia, D. De Rossi
2007 RO-MAN 2007 - The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication  
In human-machine social interaction, the intersection between biology and engineering needs a context which allows for the development of adapting dynamics.  ...  The android FACE is able to interact with the external environment, interpreting and conveying emotions through non verbal communication.  ...  A more structured approach to the use of autonomous robots is AURORA (AUtonomous RObotic platform as a Remedial tool for children with Autism) [14] , [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2007.4415156 dblp:conf/ro-man/PioggiaSFIMAR07 fatcat:qfh4oh5k7fcstmfeo263wc37be

Robot-Based Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Literature Review

Katrin D. Bartl-Pokorny, Malgorzata Pykala, Pinar Uluer, Duygun Erol Barkana, Alice Baird, Hatice Kose, Tatjana Zorcec, Ben Robins, Bjorn W. Schuller, Agnieszka Landowska
2021 IEEE Access  
A total of 892 participants were included in the robot-based intervention studies; 570 of them were children with ASD.  ...  Existing literature suggested that children with ASD benefit from robot-based interventions. However, studies varied considerably in participant characteristics, applied robots, and trained skills.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors thank Srividya Tirunellai for assistance in the literature search process.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3132785 fatcat:fpu6yeb4uzbinbuucis3cb76zq

Tactile Interactions with a Humanoid Robot: Novel Play Scenario Implementations with Children with Autism

Ben Robins, Kerstin Dautenhahn
2014 International Journal of Social Robotics  
This article presents two novel tactile play scenarios developed for robot-assisted play for children with autism.  ...  The article presents a detailed description of the play scenarios, and case study examples of their implementation in HRI studies with children with autism and the humanoid robot KASPAR.  ...  Commission under contract number FP7-231500-ROBOSKIN Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-014-0228-0 fatcat:tukk7szr5rbq3cwlt2wahqgd3a

Probo, an Intelligent Huggable Robot for HRI Studies with Children [chapter]

Kristof Goris, Jelle Saldien, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
2010 Human-Robot Interaction  
For instance, NASA is developing a Robonaut to work together with astronauts in space.  ...  Household robots will be used in our homes and offices. Our children will play with entertainment robots. Medical robots assist in surgery and robotic prostheses replace limbs for amputees.  ...  Some research in this area is done by Dautenhahn (1999) and her co-workers studies into the interaction between autistic children and robots. 35 The development and construction of the social robot  ... 
doi:10.5772/8129 fatcat:qppnz4twszfqpjcp7cf4laqojm

Robot games for elderly

Søren Tranberg Hansen
2011 Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Human-robot interaction - HRI '11  
Modular playware as a playful diagnosis tool for autistic children has been reported in [159] .  ...  Dautenhahn [65] reports the results of a project where autistic children are playing with a small, non-humanoid mobile robot that can engage children in simple interaction games.  ...  The goal of this paper is to describe a generic software framework which can be used to create games where multiple players can play against a mobile robot.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1957656.1957808 dblp:conf/hri/Hansen11 fatcat:nbai3ephijc77lia2smnnaiv7e

Incremental and Radical Innovation: Design in Robotics for Autism. Teo and Riby robots. Evolutionary Development

Maximiliano Romero, Andrea Bonarini, Andrea Brivio, Ksenia Rogacheva
2017 The Design Journal  
The first part describes the incremental development process of Teo: a robotic tool for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) treatment for children.  ...  At the end of this paper, authors discuss the results of each case and expose the conclusions as a possible new method of product development in social robotics.  ...  The overall goal of the project is to develop a set of innovative interactive tools for autistic children in order to create interest and motivation, to promote physical activity, to enhance the communicative  ... 
doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352752 fatcat:2ci4bgfilfawrpjfb3vygpsmyi

Developing Kaspar: A Humanoid Robot for Children with Autism

Luke J. Wood, Abolfazl Zaraki, Ben Robins, Kerstin Dautenhahn
2019 International Journal of Social Robotics  
In the late 1990s using robotic technology to assist children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASD) emerged as a potentially useful area of research.  ...  By showing the journey of how the Kaspar robot has developed we aim to assist others in the field develop such technologies further.  ...  One of the most notable developments implemented on K2 was the integration of a Nintendo wii [26] remote to facilitate a fully autonomous collaborative game for children with ASD to play dyadic and triadic  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-019-00563-6 pmid:34721730 pmcid:PMC8550690 fatcat:vshy2jo35ja65a7w3e4ntxsyoy
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