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Getting in touch with children with autism: Specialist guidelines for a touch-perceiving robot

Rachael Bevill Burns, Hasti Seifi, Hyosang Lee, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker
2020 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
the touch-perception system of a robot companion for children with autism.  ...  needs, and the roles that a touch-perceiving robot could play in such interactions.  ...  Finally, they thank Joey Burns for his technical support with WebEx and the study setup.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0010 fatcat:aswgplwq2baz3nwghm7afye63a

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.  ...  There are valid opinions for both forms of expression (see http://autisticadvocacy.org/identity-first-language/ for a discussion of the topic), and we do not mean to side with any particular position in  ...  of using robots in a myriad of ways with individuals on the autism spectrum.  ... 
doi:10.2200/s00533ed1v01y201309arh004 fatcat:innepgv7mngkbncg7ujrkkm3p4

Understanding Agency in Interactions Between ChildrenWith Autism and Socially Assistive Robots

Elaine Schaertl Short, Eric C. Deng, David Feil-Seifer, Maja J. Matarić
2017 Journal of Human-Robot Interaction  
Socially assistive robotics (SAR) has increasingly been shown to have potential as a tool for social skills therapy for children with autism, a developmental disorder associated with atypical social development  ...  This work presents the results of a study of robot agency on child-robot interactions involving children with autism.  ...  Clair, Elisa Flores, and Emily Mower Provost for their assistance with data collection and Peter Mundy and Michele Kipke for their help in various other aspects of this work.  ... 
doi:10.5898/jhri.6.3.short fatcat:ihcfdsfugzbrxbaupmlmrrbuui

A Sensor and Machine Learning-Based Sensory Management Recommendation System for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lingling Deng, Prapa Rattadilok
2022 Sensors  
In this study, a sensory management recommendation system was developed and tested to help ASD children deal with atypical sensory responses in class.  ...  The sensory management recommendation system could work as an intelligent companion for ASD children that helps with their in-class performance by recommending management strategies in relation to the  ...  Thanks also go to the healthcare professionals at collaborative institutes for supporting us to complete this research. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22155803 pmid:35957356 pmcid:PMC9371185 fatcat:ormsfjucejc2njz46v3ebd5eqa

Kaspar in the wild: Experiences from deploying a small humanoid robot in a nursery school for children with autism

Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Ben Robins, Efstathia Karakosta, Nan Cannon Jones
2020 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
AbstractThis article describes a long-term study evaluating the use of the humanoid robot Kaspar in a specialist nursery for children with autism.  ...  Results suggest a marked beneficial effect for the children from interacting with Kaspar.  ...  Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the members of staff at TRACKS Autism for their help and feedback. We would also like to thank the children who interacted with Kaspar and their parents.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2020-0019 fatcat:qoshvf2rgvhaznixwtyf2kib2e

A Review of Websites and Mobile Applications for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Towards Shared Guidelines [chapter]

Antonina Dattolo, Flaminia L. Luccio
2017 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
In this paper, we discuss a set of guidelines that should be followed by designers while developing websites or mobile applications for users with ASD.  ...  A more recent study conducted in 2012 among 346,978 children aged 8 years in 11 different cities of the United States, shows a general evidence of one child in 68 with ASD.  ...  In this direction interesting results are presented in [42, 47] , and also in [44] , were the authors discuss a participatory design process experimented with four children with autism, to develop their  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-61949-1_28 fatcat:vvomvbcqsber7l2niber5acsa4

Constructing Healthy Experiences through Human-Animal Interactions for Autistic Children and Their Families: Implications for Research and Education [chapter]

Alina S. Rusu
2017 Autism - Paradigms, Recent Research and Clinical Applications  
A significant body of research in the field of animal assistance in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) therapy indicates that positive human-animal interactions (HAIs), such as playing with therapy dogs or  ...  Our studies point toward the valorization of companion animals in the process of development and optimizing the interpersonal communication abilities of ASD children in a positive and engaging manner for  ...  A special thank goes to the personnel of Transylvania Autism Association for facilitating the access to the ASD children and their families, as well as to the teams (handlers and dogs) of Pet Joy Dog Training  ... 
doi:10.5772/65395 fatcat:s3pcwlv5ubafvkmssbffqkycfi

New Developments in Autism

Kiah Bertoglio, Robert L. Hendren
2009 Psychiatric Clinics of North America  
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank Debra Matsumoto for her assistance in reviewing and preparing this manuscript for submission.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors acknowledge Flora Tassone, PhD for providing genetic data information, and Dr. Randi Hagerman for providing helpful comments on prior drafts. Neurodevelopmental Model  ...  There is a clear overlap in the behavioral phenotype for FXS with the diagnostic criteria for autism, with estimates of 25% to 47% meeting criteria for autism.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.psc.2008.10.004 pmid:19248913 fatcat:wbuew2gx2na3pleegsmqg6svae

Interaction design and methodology of robot-assisted therapy for children with severe ASD and ADHD

Anara Sandygulova, Zhanel Zhexenova, Bolat Tleubayev, Aidana Nurakhmetova, Dana Zhumabekova, Ilyas Assylgali, Yerzhan Rzagaliyev, Aliya Zhakenova
2019 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
This paper presents a patient-centered interaction design of Robot-Assisted Therapy or Robot-Assisted Play (RAP) applications for children with a diverse form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) combined  ...  Through our iterative evaluation process based on observations of fourteen children over several sessions and interviews with their parents, we continuously refined the behaviors of a humanoid robot NAO  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank all families for their participation and medical staff of Children's Rehabilitation Center for their help and cooperation throughout this research.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2019-0027 fatcat:hl43dnp2drf4bpeq4hesean6jm

Accessible and UsableWebsites and Mobile Applications for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Comparative Study

Antonina Dattolo, Flaminia L. Luccio
2017 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems  
There exists a larg e number of websites, dev el oped by autism associa tions and autism conf erences, but they are mainl y directed to researchers, paren ts or ad ul ts with ASD: just a limited number  ...  We then presen t a review of man y of the existing websites and applica tions, in order to check which compl y with all, or parts of these guidelines. tools.  ...  to ev al ua te text documen ts with specifi features, and it provides specifi guidelines for crea ting accessible text for autism.  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.17-5-2017.152549 fatcat:khusa2uoo5h6xjr5gonwwb2mxm

Going into the wild in child–robot interaction studies: issues in social robotic development

Tamie Salter, Iain Werry, Francois Michaud
2008 Intelligent Service Robotics  
Our research is focused on Child-Robot Interaction which includes very young children, for example toddlers, and children diagnosed with autism.  ...  In this paper, we present our findings on these topics obtained from a project involving a spherical robot that acquires information regarding natural touch from analysing sensory patterns over-time to  ...  humans to interact with a robot and design guidelines for the robot itself, to enable the robot to perform in human centric environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11370-007-0009-9 fatcat:tdaxmnqwtncl3ptlfmkoxeq5rq

ASDesign: A User-Centered Method for the Design of Assistive Technology That Helps Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Be More Independent in Their Daily Routines

Raquel Cañete, M. Estela Peralta
2022 Sustainability  
method for interactive and smart products focused on children with ASD in confinement situations; and validates this method in a case study, in which a robot is developed that makes it easier for children  ...  This work develops a method for the design of assistive technology and smart products to support children with ASD in following a routine and managing tasks autonomously.  ...  This work develops the ASDesign method, a user-centered method for the design of assistive technology and smart products that helps children with ASD follow a routine and manage tasks autonomously.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14010516 fatcat:hewpn53ognga3cz3ibpmd3htgm

Post-Diagnosis Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Their Families and Carers

Kylie Valentine, Marianne Rajkovic, Brooke Dinning, Denise Thompson
2011 Social Science Research Network  
Acknowledgments The research reported in these papers was completed under FaHCSIA's Social Policy Research Services Deed of Agreement (2005-09) with the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New  ...  services with autism specialists for them to access'.  ...  There's a whole lot of sort of beliefs around, it produces robotic children and you start off initially with a food reward and that puts a lot of people off.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1792135 fatcat:lwnjpbb22nho5o5wsmgcc3urki

Long-term LEGO therapy with humanoid robot for children with ASD

Emilia I. Barakova, Prina Bajracharya, Marije Willemsen, Tino Lourens, Bibi Huskens
2014 Expert systems  
We present the process of content creation and co-design of LEGO therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders performed by a humanoid robot.  ...  We designed, carried out and analyzed a pilot and final experiment, in which a robot mediated LEGO therapy between pairs of children was mediated by a robot over the course of 10 to 12 sessions.  ...  Nelson, a student assistant, who insured faultless with respect to the working of robot technology final test.  ... 
doi:10.1111/exsy.12098 fatcat:6d4dqe272raidmcruxqqy6d6p4

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.  ...  In particular, there will be a need to answer new ethical questions regarding the use of robots with a vulnerable population, as well as a need to ensure ethically-compliant robot behaviours.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research is supported by the NSF Expeditions in Computing for "Socially Assistive Robotics" (IIS-1139148).  ... 
arXiv:1812.07613v1 fatcat:oyhvdod7pbfndioyckehl5qiuq
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