Fazah Akhtar Hanapiah

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The overall context proposed in this paper is part of our long-standing goal to contribute to a group of community that suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); a lifelong developmental disability. The objective of this paper is to present the development of our pilot experiment protocol where children with ASD will be exposed to the humanoid robot NAO.(More)
The evolution of human-robot interaction (HRI) is now expanding its wings to aid children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in areas of socialization, communication and playful behavior through robot-based intervention. Herein we present our holistic, long-standing goal to contribute to the lives of children with ASD; who suffer a lifelong developmental(More)
Robots present immense potential as adjunct therapeutic tool, particularly for children with autism. Autism is a developmental disability normally detected within the first 3 years of life, characterized by the differing degrees of impairments in stereotyped behavior, social interaction and communication. This paper highlights our findings in a pilot study(More)
Robot-based intervention for children with autism is an evolving research niche in human-robot interaction (HRI). Recent studies have covered the role of robots in clinical and experimental setting but not much on integrating them in educational setting. Our previous work had shown that interaction with a robot poses no adverse effects and that the robot's(More)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a lifelong physical disorder of movement and posture, at times associated with other medical and cognitive impairment including joint attention. Nowadays, advancement of robotic technology promises potential application to CP rehabilitation. Previous study resulted that robotic technology has successfully elicited interest and joint(More)
This paper presents the initial response of Autism children interacting with Humanoid Robot NAO in Robot-based Intervention Program. Twelve Autism children from National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) is being selected based on their behaviour characteristics which has been identified by certified clinical specialist, psychiatrist, occupational therapy(More)
The aim of this work is to formulate a spasticity symptoms-oriented model, in terms of its capability to consistently emulate unidirectional and velocity-dependent spasticity symptoms, based on a Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS). Spasticity stiffness can be simulated using two dynamic equations expressing 1) muscle tone catch during passive stretching at(More)
– Recent advances show that robots have unlimited potential to help the disabled community by providing physical support, social engagement and even co-therapy in collaboration with another human. For children with autism, a robot in human shape might be able to help them to learn better and encourage social-communication skills. To prove this, the key(More)