An intervention for children with social anxiety and autism spectrum disorders using an android robot

Hirokazu Kumazaki, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Yoshio Matsumoto, Masutomo Miyao, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Taro Muramatsu, Masaru Mimura

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Abstract

Some children with social anxiety and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by deficits in social communication consisting of a lack of speech in specific social situations in which there is an expectation of speaking, although these children do speak in other situations. Comorbid social anxiety and ASD is considered hard to treat. A variety of therapeutic and educational approaches have been developed, which have had educational benefits for some children with social anxiety and ASD. Thus, there is an urgent need for the development and application of novel and more efficacious treatment strategies. We introduced a “taking note system,” in which a subject operates an android robot and communicates with others through it. Post intervention, the participant showed a significant decrease in social anxiety. Based on our case report, an intervention using a “taking note system” is effective for decreasing stress. This finding suggests that this approach is promising and warrants further study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2015 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, AAA, HAT-MASH, TSDAA, ASD-HR, and SKL, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages470-477
Number of pages8
Volume10091 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319509525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event7th JSAI International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2015 - Kanagawa, Japan
Duration: 2015 Nov 162015 Nov 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10091 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th JSAI International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2015
CountryJapan
CityKanagawa
Period15/11/1615/11/18

Keywords

  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Autism spectrum Disorder
  • PARO
  • Robot therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kumazaki, H., Yoshikawa, Y., Matsumoto, Y., Miyao, M., Ishiguro, H., Muramatsu, T., & Mimura, M. (2017). An intervention for children with social anxiety and autism spectrum disorders using an android robot. In New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2015 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, AAA, HAT-MASH, TSDAA, ASD-HR, and SKL, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 10091 LNCS, pp. 470-477). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10091 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50953-2_34