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10 Years of Human-NAO Interaction Research: A Scoping Review

Aida Amirova, Nazerke Rakhymbayeva, Elmira Yadollahi, Anara Sandygulova, Wafa Johal
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
The evolving field of human-robot interaction (HRI) necessitates that we better understand how social robots operate and interact with humans.  ...  and output modalities of communication, and the human-robot interaction experiments that featured NAO (e.g. number and roles of participants, design, and the length of interaction).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the authors for kindly sharing their articles in closed access.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.744526 pmid:34869613 pmcid:PMC8640132 fatcat:aejrcoz4rjfcncycjpatjnyufq

Educators' Views on Using Humanoid Robots With Autistic Learners in Special Education Settings in England

Alyssa M. Alcorn, Eloise Ainger, Vicky Charisi, Stefania Mantinioti, Sunčica Petrović, Bob R. Schadenberg, Teresa Tavassoli, Elizabeth Pellicano
2019 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts identified four themes: Engagingness of robots, Predictability and consistency, Roles of robots in autism education, and Need for children to interact with  ...  The goal was for educators to respond to the general concept of humanoid robots as an educational tool, rather than to focus on the existing uses or behaviour of a particular robot.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors and the DE-ENIGMA project would like to thank the educators who generously gave their time to this study, and the three schools who hosted focus groups.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2019.00107 pmid:33501122 pmcid:PMC7805648 fatcat:n4ssslwr3nfjlm5mo6ontmm5iu

Artificial Intelligence Enabled Personalised Assistive Tools to Enhance Education of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders—A Review

Prabal Datta Barua, Jahmunah Vicnesh, Raj Gururajan, Shu Lih Oh, Elizabeth Palmer, Muhammad Mokhzaini Azizan, Nahrizul Adib Kadri, U. Rajendra Acharya
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Mental disorders (MDs) with onset in childhood or adolescence include neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) (intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, attention deficit  ...  Depending on the type of MD, children often grapple with social and communication deficits and difficulties adapting to changes in their environment, which can impact their ability to learn effectively  ...  Kiwi robot has been reported to improve the Maths skills and social skills in ASD students who were part of the study group [103]. on initial subclass of users' data [94] - Deep learn- 2020 [96] Life skills  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19031192 pmid:35162220 pmcid:PMC8835076 fatcat:2mzjgapffngphmllmrt4nhd3e4

Do Children in the Spectrum of Autism Interact with Real-time Emotionally Expressive Human Controlled Avatars?

Olga Mantziou, Ioannis Vrellis, Tassos A. Mikropoulos
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
The results indicated a discrepancy between the two children which can be mainly attributed to the differences accompanied the categorization of children with ASD in low and high functioning autism.  ...  Since there is a lack of empirical data concerning the preference of different interaction modalities by children with ASD, this article also reports on an exploratory study conducted to investigate the  ...  "FaceSay" [14] , a software application for teaching facial expressions, was presented to 49 students (6-15 years) with high and low-functioning autism and appeared to improve their skills in this area  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.09.268 fatcat:b55bd6ppgva2rkplmjwonsvlge

PEERs: Persuasive Educational and Entertainment Robotics [article]

Lykke Brogaard Bertel
2016 The PhD Series of the Faculty of the Humanities  
She continued this work as a consultant at the Danish Technological Institute, Center for Robot Technology and started as an industrial PhD student at the Department of Communication and Psychology at  ...  The concept of PEERs is informed by theories, design principles and related research in Persuasive Design, Human-Robot Interaction and learning design.  ...  This is not to say that supporting children with autism in the development of social skills is wrong, which Grandin also emphasizes in her talk.  ... 
doi:10.5278/vbn.phd.hum.00039 fatcat:tzburp4aafarlhhjrvpw7evro4

STEM for Everyone: A Mixed Methods Approach to the Conception and Implementation of an Evaluation Process for STEM Education Programs for Students With Disabilities

Amy Jane Griffiths, John Brady, Nicholas Riley, James Alsip, Vanessa Trine, Lauren Gomez
2021 Frontiers in Education  
Although students with disabilities (SWD) can help to fill those positions, 85% of SWD graduates are either underemployed or unemployed as they enter young adulthood.  ...  Some students with autism spectrum disorder and other learning differences may have superior visual acuity, increased attentional focus, and logical thinking abilities, lending to an affinity for science  ...  to the following items: To, "I have a friend my age who really cares about me," 44.1% of students indicated that this was "like me" or "very much like me"; to, "I have a friend my age who will talk with  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2020.545701 fatcat:gbgcgjl43vgahbfwt7f4mrdbxi

Bridging the Research Gap: Making HRI Useful to Individuals with Autism

Elizabeth Kim, Rhea Paul, Frederick Shic, Brian Scassellati
2012 Journal of Human-Robot Interaction  
Using these principles, we present a study that demonstrates a quantitatively measured improvement in human-human social interaction for children with ASD, effected by interaction with a robot.  ...  While there is a rich history of studies involving robots and individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), few of these studies have made substantial impact in the clinical research community.  ...  A student in the clinical community might be expected to publish one such paper every few years and to support that publication with the presentation of non-archival posters and talks, at conferences and  ... 
doi:10.5898/jhri.1.1.kim fatcat:txg2vyhjyncevoavecdkdkxzba

Long-Term Personalization of an In-Home Socially Assistive Robot for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Caitlyn Clabaugh, Kartik Mahajan, Shomik Jain, Roxanna Pakkar, David Becerra, Zhonghao Shi, Eric Deng, Rhianna Lee, Gisele Ragusa, Maja Matarić
2019 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Socially assistive robots (SAR) have shown great potential to augment the social and educational development of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  ...  As a result, every child participant showed improvements in targeted skills and long-term retention of intervention content.  ...  “Response prompting for intelligent robot instruction of students with intellectual disabilities,” in International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (Kobe), 784–790.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2019.00110 pmid:33501125 pmcid:PMC7805891 fatcat:ytpp5yqpbfa3ldtzcarmmy7ehi

Robots as Assistive Technology Tools to Enhance Cognitive Abilities and Foster Valuable Learning Experiences among Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Noreen I. Arshad, A. Sobri Hashim, Mazeyanti M. Ariffin, Nurshazlyn M. Aszemi, Low H. Min, Azah A. Norman
2020 IEEE Access  
Data from the interviews with teachers highlighted four valuable learning experiences that occurred in the classrooms as a result of the robotic interventions; namely, with respect to young children with  ...  The study attempts to find answers to whether robots as assistive tools can (i) profoundly improve achievement in learning and (ii) provide valuable learning experiences among this group of children.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to express their gratitude to the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) for the research Grant and Support given throughout the project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3001629 fatcat:m4u6hi45irg6xh5qyjprhzhc4u

Learning Experiences of Young Artists with ASD in a University Enrichment Program

Ching-Chih Kuo, Christine Ie-Ting Lin, Bor-Jou Kuo, Ching-Chen Kuang, Ling-Tsai Dai
2016 Universal Journal of Educational Research  
Within the domains of special education, students are placed in relative disadvantage when they bear cultural differences, and mental or physical disabilities.  ...  Assisting every student with special needs to give scope to their talents and to possess healthy personality and mature social skill that advance their careers at their working places is far from being  ...  "Among these students, I would most like to share the progress of the oldest Student, at age 27 with the weakest verbal communication skills.  ... 
doi:10.13189/ujer.2016.040927 fatcat:oy5ycbk2pzgs7o3yvgoimra34y

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  ...  , she showed me how to play with him, she showed me how to interact with him.  ...  The 'It Takes Two To Talk' and 'More than Words' programs aim to facilitate parents' skills in social interaction with their child and to build successful communication.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1792135 fatcat:lwnjpbb22nho5o5wsmgcc3urki

Technically Speaking: On Equipping and Evaluating "Unnatural" Language Learners

Joshua Reno
2012 American Anthropologist  
Such linguistic equipment can present a challenge to the ideological presumption of a subject inherently gifted with the rudiments of talk, that is, the human as naturally speaking.  ...  This article compares different communicative trials for apes in captivity and children with autism in order to investigate how ideological assumptions about linguistic agency and impairment are constructed  ...  I would like to thank Tom Boellstorff for his tremendous editorial assistance with the development of this article and the anonymous peer-reviewers for their insightful advice and criticism throughout  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1548-1433.2012.01442.x fatcat:ehmz3yvnxbazjl4s6cqsoirs5u

A Case Study of a Robot-Assisted Speech Therapy for Children with Language Disorders

David Estévez, María-José Terrón-López, Paloma J. Velasco-Quintana, Rosa-María Rodríguez-Jiménez, Valle Álvarez-Manzano
2021 Sustainability  
The aim of this study was to explore the potential of using a social robot in speech therapy interventions in children.  ...  The results of the study showed the potential that NAO has in therapy and education for children with different disabilities.  ...  Manzano, and the children that participated in the study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13052771 doaj:31ec40ca6b7241848f1965a625c996d9 fatcat:dkd2tqgqabaire3d52vypgfvje

Part 1: Special Thematic Sessions

2019 Technology and Disability  
and, in a more advanced stage of the project, a test phase will be carried out with a group of users with high functioning autism.  ...  the possibility of ASD people of walking together with the communicative and educational tools to deal with problematic behaviors; the second concerns the design and development of a digital tool, i.e  ...  Research supports the use of AT for students with disabilities to access curriculum, enhance cognitive skills, improve communication and social skills, and to aide in independence with self-care and daily  ... 
doi:10.3233/tad-190004 fatcat:hfrwmlupvvc4hhs5eor7qnyd4i

COVID-19 and Autism Research: Perspectives from Around the Globe

David G Amaral, Petrus J de Vries
2020 Autism Research  
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is described as the once-in-a-century pandemic of the 21st century (Gates, 2020), with over 6.9 million infections and 400,000 deaths globally to date (WHO, 2020  ...  Governments and Ministries of Health have currently focused on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 patients, with minimal consideration of other services especially for children with disabilities  ...  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aur.2329 pmid:32592337 fatcat:6j4ddrdja5bdlber5wivlzhpqa
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