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Clinical Application of a Humanoid Robot in Pediatric Cancer Interventions
O robot was significantly useful in teaching children about their affliction and instructing them in techniques such as: relaxation or desensitization in order to help them confront and manage their distress themselves and take control of their situation. Expand
Employing Humanoid Robots for Teaching English Language in Iranian Junior High-Schools
The effect of robotics assisted language learning (RALL) on the vocabulary learning and retention of Iranian English as foreign language (EFL) junior high school students in Teh... Expand
Recent Advances in Social & Cognitive Robotics and Imminent Ethical Challenges
One of the main challenges in developing and applying modern technologies in our societies is the identification and consideration of ethical issues. With the dramatic growth of emerging technologiesExpand
Design and development of an effective low-cost robotic cameraman for laparoscopic surgery: RoboLens
Abstract A robotic system was designed and developed to perform the camera handling task during laparoscopic surgery. The system employs an effective low cost mechanism, with a minimum number ofExpand
Human–Robot Interaction in Autism Treatment: A Case Study on Three Pairs of Autistic Children as Twins, Siblings, and Classmates
The designed program effect on the subjects’ behavior seems to be different for participants from different points on the autism spectrum; and even the high-functioning subjects showed different potential behavioral progress. Expand
The Impact of Social Robotics on L2 Learners’ Anxiety and Attitude in English Vocabulary Acquisition
New insights into the use of technology in the language classroom are provided, suggesting that teachers and material developers should integrate technology into the language learning process. Expand
Human–Robot Facial Expression Reciprocal Interaction Platform: Case Studies on Children with Autism
A robotic platform has been developed for reciprocal interaction consisting of two main phases, namely as Non-structured and Structured interaction modes, and the effect and acceptability of the platform have been investigated on autistic children between 3 and 7 years old. Expand
Clinical Interventions of Social Humanoid Robots in the Treatment of a Set of High- and Low-Functioning Autistic Iranian Twins
In this paper, the robot-assisted interventions for a pair of fraternal twins with autism, one of whom is high-functioning and the other low-functioning is presented.  Since many genetic andExpand
Neural-network-based observer for real-time tipover estimation
The proposed approach is a neural-network-based algorithm that enables autonomous mobile manipulator to detect its instable situations and greatly reduces the observer calculation time and is fast enough to be used as an observer for real-time tipover control. Expand
Muscle-driven forward dynamics simulation for the study of differences in muscle function during stair ascent and descent
The accuracy and relatively high computational performance of the proposed method make it suitable to generate subject-specific simulations of various activities for individuals with movement disorders in clinical studies. Expand