Paired robotic devices to mediate and represent social behaviors

Eleuda Nunez, Soichiro Matsuda, Masakazu Hirokawa, Jyun'ichi Yamamoto, Kenji Suzuki

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Abstract

Among treatments for children with ASD, assistive robots are growing popular as they are able to elicit different social behaviors. At the same time, technology is providing methods to automatically collect quantitative data, in order to assist the therapist evaluating the children progress. In this study we introduce a system composed of multiple spherical devices, as well as the design of a turn taking activity using those devices. In previous studies turn taking was found to be an important social skill for development and engaging in activities with others. To evaluate the system performance, a single case experiment with a boy with ASD and the developed device was done. During the activity, the device had two different roles: to engage the child on the turn taking activity and to provide information to the therapist that describe the child's behavior. We could successfully collect quantitative data that represent turn taking as well as we could observe how does the boy manipulate and interact with the device. Based on the results, we are motivated to keep exploring the potential application of devices mediated activities for children with ASD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages722-727
Number of pages6
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781467367042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 20
Event24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 312015 Sep 4

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Other24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period15/8/3115/9/4

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Nunez, E., Matsuda, S., Hirokawa, M., Yamamoto, J., & Suzuki, K. (2015). Paired robotic devices to mediate and represent social behaviors. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 722-727). [7333669] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333669

Paired robotic devices to mediate and represent social behaviors. / Nunez, Eleuda; Matsuda, Soichiro; Hirokawa, Masakazu; Yamamoto, Jyun'ichi; Suzuki, Kenji.

Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 722-727 7333669.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nunez, E, Matsuda, S, Hirokawa, M, Yamamoto, J & Suzuki, K 2015, Paired robotic devices to mediate and represent social behaviors. in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. vol. 2015-November, 7333669, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 722-727, 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan, 15/8/31. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333669
Nunez E, Matsuda S, Hirokawa M, Yamamoto J, Suzuki K. Paired robotic devices to mediate and represent social behaviors. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Vol. 2015-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 722-727. 7333669 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333669
Nunez, Eleuda ; Matsuda, Soichiro ; Hirokawa, Masakazu ; Yamamoto, Jyun'ichi ; Suzuki, Kenji. / Paired robotic devices to mediate and represent social behaviors. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 722-727
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