Developing interaction scenarios of robot-mediated imitation training for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jungsik Hwang, Min Gyu Kim, Kwangsu Cho

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Abstract

One of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)' major characteristics is the lack of social communication and interaction with other people. Recently, some research studies have examined robot-based interventions for children with ASD. In line with those studies, the present paper introduces our ongoing research on robot-mediated imitation training for children with ASD. In this paper, we focus on designing human-robot interaction for autism intervention whereas previous studies largely focused on developing robots for intervention. Several human-robot interaction scenarios for robot-mediated imitation training were developed with emphasis on facilitating communication between a child and a therapist. Two main concepts (triadic interaction and reciprocal imitation training) were adopted and modified to increase the efficacy of the intervention. The developed interaction scenarios described how a robot can be integrated into the clinical sessions and the requirements for a robot. The field trials for examining the efficacy of robot-mediated imitation training will be carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Subtitle of host publication"Living Together, Enjoying Together, and Working Together with Robots!", IEEE RO-MAN 2013
Pages616-620
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: "Living Together, Enjoying Together, and Working Together with Robots!", IEEE RO-MAN 2013 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Aug 262013 Aug 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: "Living Together, Enjoying Together, and Working Together with Robots!", IEEE RO-MAN 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period13/8/2613/8/29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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