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Impacts of using a social robot to teach music to children with low-functioning autism

Alireza Taheri, Azadeh Shariati, Rozita Heidari, Mojtaba Shahab, Minoo Alemi, Ali Meghdari
2021 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
This article endeavors to present the impact of conducting robot-assisted music-based intervention sessions for children with low-functioning (LF) autism.  ...  To this end, a drum/xylophone playing robot is used to teach basic concepts of how to play the instruments to four participants with LF autism during nine educational sessions.  ...  Acknowledgements: Our profound gratitude goes to the "CTAD" and its psychologists for their contributions to the clinical trials with children with autism. We sincerely appreciate Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0018 fatcat:54tmkgkdtredljcsta67ptoena

Teaching Music to Children with Autism: A Social Robotics Challenge

Alireza Taheri, Ali Meghdari, Minoo Alemi, Hamidreza Pouretemad
2017 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
Utilizing a humanoid social robot to systematically teach music to children with autism has not received wide attention to date.  ...  The results indicated that as a tool and facilitator, the NAO robot does have the ability to teach musical notes/rhythms to the participants with high-functioning autism.  ...  Teaching music to children with autism is really a cognitive-social task.  ... 
doi:10.24200/sci.2017.4608 fatcat:d54aq5ajprc45dxfoudazaa3he

Robo therapist: a sustainable approach to teach basic expressions for special needs children in Malaysia

Muhammad Zharif Amin, Norshuhani Zamin, Hazrita Ab Rahim, Nurmala Irdawaty Hassan, Nur Diyana Kamarudin
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
This paper describes the development of a new and sustainable teaching and learning approach using robotics to promote social interaction among special needs children of aged 4-6 years old.  ...  The special needs children are children with Autism, children with Down Syndrome, children with ADHD and slow learners.  ...  Buddy helps to improve the social interaction of children with autism by playing games, telling stories and doing small exercises with them e) Milo Milo is a humanoid robot developed by a company called  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i3.29.18533 fatcat:ogk2amxv3vdl3nscpw72vhx6fe

Robot-Assisted Autism Therapy (RAAT). Criteria and Types of Experiments Using Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic Robots. Review of the Research

Barbara Szymona, Marcin Maciejewski, Robert Karpiński, Kamil Jonak, Elżbieta Radzikowska-Büchner, Konrad Niderla, Anna Prokopiak
2021 Sensors  
This article is a synthesis review of the literature on research with the use of robots in the therapy of children with the diagnosis of early childhood autism.  ...  The review of the literature indicates the potential value of the use of robots in the therapy of people with autism as a facilitator in social contacts.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21113720 pmid:34071829 fatcat:ltg2bzkvz5d4fnikvzyr4xeacq

Humanoid Robot as Assistant Tutor for Autistic Children

Jabar H. Yousif, Mohammed H. Yousif
2020 Zenodo  
This paper aims to propose an interactive tutoring environment, using humanoid robots, to support children with autism disorders.  ...  Therefore, the process of choosing the modern teaching method that appropriates to the level of the student is a crucial matter.  ...  investigated the impact of employing a social robot as a teacher in teaching and compared it to a human teacher.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4002371 fatcat:tpehacswrve3vojicfm4podd6y

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.  ...  Autism affects how people perceive and make sense of the world around them. Autism is a spectrum condition which impacts people in different ways.  ...  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

Promoting Social Engagement With a Multi-Role Dancing Robot for In-Home Autism Care

Hifza Javed, Chung Hyuk Park
2022 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This work describes the design of real-time dance-based interaction with a humanoid robot, where the robot seeks to promote physical activity in children by taking on multiple roles as a dance partner.  ...  Our work is among the first to implement a largely autonomous, real-time full-body dance interaction with a bipedal humanoid robot that also explores the impact of the robot roles on child engagement.  ...  One application of HRI is in the use of Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) to design autism interventions, offering opportunities for a positive impact on children's emotional well-being, social relationships  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2022.880691 fatcat:cx4udsjqlfhr5cyzoywedlj7hu

Preliminary Observations from Interactions among Ghanaian Autistic Children and Rosye, a Humanoid Robotic Assistive Technology

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah, James Ben Hayfron-Acquah
2018 International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering  
However, many of such studies have been undertaken in the Western world, with a few being done in middle to low income countries.  ...  Research aimed at exploring the impact and effectiveness of social robots as assistive technologies in autism diagnosis and treatment have been on the rise.  ...  However, considering the nature of the children on the autism spectrum, their reaction to the robot may change over time; a child who showed much interest in the robot upon seeing it for the first time  ... 
doi:10.31695/ijasre.2018.32983 fatcat:g23pkufdp5e7jffs2a2utn4nsa

A Music-Therapy Robotic Platform for Children with Autism: A Pilot Study [article]

Huanghao Fengr, Mohammad H. Mahoor, Francesca Dino
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents a novel robot-based music-therapy platform for modeling and improving the social responses and behaviors of children with ASD.  ...  Innovative technology, such as socially assistive robots, has shown to be a viable method for Autism therapy.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research was partially supported by gifts for research on autism to the University of Denver from several family members.  ... 
arXiv:2205.04251v1 fatcat:afcmxu4fvjakda2owwmgs36sde

Games Children with Autism Can Play with Robota, a Humanoid Robotic Doll [chapter]

K. Dautenhahn, A. Billard
2002 Universal Access and Assistive Technology  
This game can be used to teach Robota to dance to a specific music, played on the PC.  ...  In a series of trials with 8-12 year old autistic children it was found that a) the robot is safe for the children to use, 2) the large majority of children are not afraid of the robot and Games Children  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-3719-1_18 fatcat:vxt2m4ybljaxhg4bavmpqdubju

Application of Music Therapy in Intervention Research of Autistic Children

Wang Ting, Chen Taifang, Wang Jinwen
2021 E3S Web of Conferences  
Music therapy is a kind of information communication medium that uses music to stimulate and hypnotize people and stimulate physical reactions in various forms of music activities to promote people's physical  ...  It also reveals music How the treatment can improve the facial emotion recognition ability of children with ASD, the role of assistive robots and family participation in the music therapy of children with  ...  Acknowledgment This research was financially supported by Jiangxi Social Science Foundation Project of China(20JY20) and Jiangxi Provincial planning of educational sciencegeneral project of China(19YB015  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202125303083 doaj:6fa72fb42c0e4d84bb337ab8fd6d538c fatcat:np4npugsz5fk5kvazcdyhoabde

Use of technology in interventions for children with autism

Tina R. Goldsmith, Linda A. LeBlanc
2004 Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention  
A growing number of studies have investigated diverse applications of technology-based interventions with children with autism.  ...  A growing number of studies have investigated diverse applications of technology-based interventions with children with autism.  ...  Robots can be used to teach basic social interaction skills using turn-taking and imitation games, and the use of robots as mediators and as objects of shared attention can encourage interaction with peers  ... 
doi:10.1037/h0100287 fatcat:hwmzspn3bfgw3ofoixy6dhlc7e

A Comprehensive Review of Technologies Used for Screening, Assessment, and Rehabilitation of Autism Spectrum Disorder [article]

Shadan Golestan, Pegah Soleiman, Hadi Moradi
2018 arXiv   pre-print
As a result, this paper also helps researchers to obtain an overview of the typical methods of using a specific technology in ASD screening, assessment, and rehabilitation.  ...  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an umbrella term for a wide range of developmental disorders.  ...  This could be due to the smaller impact of these behaviors in the life of children with autism.  ... 
arXiv:1807.10986v1 fatcat:h62abgn6snhe7giwofvjdwvvx4

A Music-Therapy Robotic Platform for Children With Autism: A Pilot Study

Huanghao Feng, Mohammad H. Mahoor, Francesca Dino
2022 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This paper presents a novel robot-based music-therapy platform for modeling and improving the social responses and behaviors of children with ASD.  ...  Innovative technology, such as socially assistive robots, has shown to be a viable method for Autism therapy.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was partially supported by gifts for research on autism to the University of Denver from several family members.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2022.855819 pmid:35677082 pmcid:PMC9169087 fatcat:6konmfvn5nejjlkian5pdnc24e

Clinical Interventions of Social Humanoid Robots in the Treatment of a Set of High- and Low-Functioning Autistic Iranian Twins

Alireza Taheri, Ali Meghdari, Minoo Alemi, Hamidreza Pouretemad
2017 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
In this paper, the robot-assisted interventions for a pair of fraternal twins with autism, of whom one was high-functioning and the other low-functioning, are presented.  ...  It was further observed that robot group games had the potential to improve social skills in the subject with high-functioning autism and to lower the amount of stereotyped and detrimental behaviors in  ...  with low-functioning autism.  ... 
doi:10.24200/sci.2017.4337 fatcat:5kyccn7nmnf2pgei7n7vcpqb3e
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