Constraints in the design of activities focusing on emotion recognition for children with ASD using robotic tools

By Costa, S.C.; Soares, F.O.; Pereira, A.P.; Moreira, F.

Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

2012

Abstract

Robótica-Autismo project, presented in this paper, aims to identify the main aspects to be considered when working with robots and children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Several constraints are identified such as the type of robot, the type of skills that should be developed, the criteria of inclusion and exclusion in the target group, which proceedings should be followed during the sessions and how to analyze the obtained results. In the end, a well-established methodology is achieved in order to accomplish the goal of using a robot as a mediator between children with ASD and other human partners.

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