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Adaptive Robot Design with Hand and Face Tracking for Use in Autism Therapy [chapter]

Laura Boccanfuso, Jason M. O'Kane
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This research explores interactive games using hand and face tracking with a robot as a tool for autism therapy.  ...  In the first game the robot waits for the child to initiate an interaction by raising one or both hands. In the second game, the robot initiates interactions.  ...  Hall and Elizabeth Wilkinson for their time, insight and support.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17248-9_28 fatcat:2pj2af4kcje6hbvmfcdqtwlwtu

Socially Assistive Robots for Older Adults and People with Autism: An Overview

Ester Martinez-Martin, Felix Escalona, Miguel Cazorla
2020 Electronics  
This paper reviews and summarizes the research efforts toward the development of these kinds of systems, focusing on two social groups: older adults and children with autism.  ...  In this sense, recent technological developments can mitigate these deficiencies, offering less-expensive assistive systems to meet users' needs.  ...  Robots used in autism therapies. Table 1. Cont. Table 2. Robots used in autism therapies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics9020367 fatcat:p5kxletkujeyhhx5zpo4y5jfei

Socially assistive robots: current status and future prospects for autism interventions

Laurie A Dickstein-Fischer, Darlene E Crone-Todd, Ian M Chapman, Ayesha T Fathima, Gregory S Fischer
2018 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health  
Social robots interact with people through social interactions, physical assistance, and therapy delivery.  ...  Socially assistive robots (SARs) are specifically intended to assist in a therapeutic way to help build social behavior skills.  ...  Interactive tracking for robot-assisted autism therapy.  ... 
doi:10.2147/ieh.s138753 fatcat:vxpdtrmrw5cshgl56gczpnvl6u

CHARLIE : An Adaptive Robot Design with Hand and Face Tracking for Use in Autism Therapy

Laura Boccanfuso, Jason M. O'Kane
2011 International Journal of Social Robotics  
Basic turn-taking and imitation skills are imperative for effective communication and social interaction (Nehaniv in Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Springer, New York, 2007).  ...  Recently, research has demonstrated that interactive games using turn-taking and imitation have yielded positive results with autistic children who have impaired communication or social skills (Barakova  ...  Hall and Elizabeth Wilkinson for their time, insight and support.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-011-0110-2 fatcat:bljja3pmtnfkxeq3pepn2c3fx4

Combining psychological and engineering approaches to utilizing social robots with children with Autism

Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Gregory S. Fischer
2014 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
It is estimated that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children.  ...  This paper describes: 1) the intended approach for using robotics to assist in providing therapy to children with ASD, 2) the prototype robotic system that is currently in development, and 3) an exemplary  ...  robot, PABI ( c Dickstein-Fischer) which stands for 'Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention'.  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2014.6943710 pmid:25570078 dblp:conf/embc/Dickstein-Fischer14 fatcat:zk4zqiq6cra4jdzs3mceqzb3k4

An affordable compact humanoid robot for autism spectrum disorder interventions in children

L. Dickstein-Fischer, E. Alexander, Xiaoan Yan, Hao Su, K. Harrington, G. S. Fischer
2011 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
Providing early intervention through the modality of play therapy has been effective in improving behavioral and social outcomes for children with autism.  ...  These attributes will give it the ability to be used for the diagnosis and treatment of autism.  ...  The head has cameras in each eye to assist in face-tracking, and the robot also has a speaker and a microphone for recording and interacting with the child. B.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iembs.2011.6091316 pmid:22255539 dblp:conf/embc/Dickstein-Fischer11 fatcat:ln2gglwkebfcjodkanmlhhrgny

Development Of Human-Robot Interaction System (HRIS) Using Autonomous Programmable Humanoid Robot And Motion Sensing Input Device

Wan Zharfan Wan Zainal Abiddin, Rozita Jailani, Abdul Rahman Omar
2020 International Journal of Electrical & Electronic Systems Research (IEESR)  
This interactive platform enables autistic children and Humanoid Robot NAO to imitate each other in real time aided by Microsoft Kinect Sensor for skeletal tracking movement.  ...  Then, all the required information is uploaded to online server for therapists' evaluation. Pilot test has been performed to evaluate the performance of HRIS in imitation therapy session.  ...  System Inplementation A situation is created for autistic children to communicate and interact with humanoid robot NAO assisted by Microsoft Kinect Sensor.  ... 
doi:10.24191/jeesr.v16i1.005 fatcat:uvhw2fyomnegdhle7jsk7tmgo4

Robots for Use in Autism Research

Brian Scassellati, Henny Admoni, Maja Matarić
2012 Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering  
Robot therapy for autism has been explored as one of the first application domains in the field of socially assistive robotics (SAR), which aims to develop robots that assist people with special needs  ...  In this review, we discuss the past decade's work in SAR systems designed for autism therapy by analyzing robot design decisions, human-robot interactions, and system evaluations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation; Autism Speaks; Dan Marino Foundation; Anthrotronix; NSF grants 0803565, 0709296, 1139078, 1117801, and 0835767; and an  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071811-150036 pmid:22577778 fatcat:olyjh2qaprfitdwriqeoihu7hu

B3IA: A control architecture for autonomous robot-assisted behavior intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

David Feil-Seifer, Maja J. Mataric
2008 RO-MAN 2008 - The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication  
B 3 IA is a behavior-based architecture for control of socially assistive robots using humanrobot interaction in the ASD context.  ...  This paper describes a novel control architecture, B 3 IA, designed to address the challenges of developing autonomous robot systems for use as behavior intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum  ...  Clara Lajonchere and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange staff. We also thank Prof. Peter Mundy for expertise with ASD assessment and intervention.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2008.4600687 dblp:conf/ro-man/Feil-SeiferM08 fatcat:s4emyyl4bnhk5dzhofnyz2iffe

Computer vision in autism spectrum disorder research: a systematic review of published studies from 2009 to 2019

Ryan Anthony J. de Belen, Tomasz Bednarz, Arcot Sowmya, Dennis Del Favero
2020 Translational Psychiatry  
The primary objective of this systematic review is to examine how computer vision analysis has been useful in ASD diagnosis, therapy and autism research in general.  ...  The findings in this review suggest that computer vision analysis is useful for the quantification of behavioural/biological markers which can further lead to a more objective analysis in autism research  ...  for music therapy 4 ASD 5-7 years old Video, camera n/a Dickstein-Fischer and Fischer 88 Robot-assisted therapy Video, Penguin for Autism Behavioural Interventions (PABI) n/a Bekele  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41398-020-01015-w pmid:32999273 fatcat:7sfld3ry2baznav5c7ztwxhxkq

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.  ...  Statistics indicate an increase in the use of robotics (more than 5000 robots) in more than 50 countries for teaching and learning purposes.  ...  De Silva et al. [24] used social assistive robotics therapy systems to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4002371 fatcat:tpehacswrve3vojicfm4podd6y

Turning robots into teacher's aides: Christian Wanamaker's robotics software helps students on the autism Spectrum - Careers

Theresa Sullivan Barger
2020 IEEE spectrum  
FRIENDLY FACES: Christian Wanamaker [middle] programs humanoid robots such as Nao [left] and iPal [right], so teachers can easily adapt them to the needs of students.  ...  run therapies for children," he says.  ...  He enjoys a crispy fry as much as anyone, but his work coding for robot-assisted therapy is "I start with a robot that won't do anything without a programmer and end up with one that allows teachers to  ... 
doi:10.1109/mspec.2020.9014452 fatcat:urp3bd2gqfaaxg3l43om6cscjm

Robotic Teaching Aid for Disabled Children: A Sustainable Solution for Industrial Revolution 4.0

N Zamin, N I. Arshad, N Rafiey, A S. Hashim
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
Thus, the development of a robotic approach using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 to aid the teaching and learning of special needs children especially autism in in Malaysia in introduced in this paper.  ...  Robotic approach in special education provides changes, inclusive and sustainable development of the disabled community towards supporting Industrial Revolution 4.0.  ...  The proposed solution is to develop an LEGO robot to assist teachers, therapists as well as parents to improve social interaction skills among special needs children.  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i2.28.12912 fatcat:e7rh2tkczzcklmcqnbhrfvdvou

Improving social skills in children with ASD using a long-term, in-home social robot

Brian Scassellati, Laura Boccanfuso, Chien-Ming Huang, Marilena Mademtzi, Meiying Qin, Nicole Salomons, Pamela Ventola, Frederick Shic
2018 Science Robotics  
Social robots can offer tremendous possibilities for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interventions.  ...  The children engaged in a triadic interaction with a caregiver and the robot for 30 min every day to complete activities on emotional storytelling, perspective-taking, and sequencing.  ...  These components together create rich, engaging interactions for our robot-assisted autism therapy.  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.aat7544 pmid:33141724 fatcat:x5f4sxxlirf23a54y5ylmqgklu

Social Robotic Systems in Autism Therapy: Survey and Design Considerations

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah
2018 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
In this paper, a survey of existing research on robots in autism therapy, discussion of design issues and identification of novel potential research ideas in social robotic systems for autism therapy are  ...  Robots are likely to impact immensely in the therapeutic process of children with autism, because some prior research indicate that autistic children easily familiarize and interact with a robot companion  ...  Autistic children have joint-attention deficits and therefore early proponents of robot assisted therapies for autism were geared towards improving joint-attention in these children.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2018.5238 fatcat:wfqs36jtkvhsdb656dztbduviq
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