Designing a Socially Assistive Robot for Long-Term In-Home Use for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={Designing a Socially Assistive Robot for Long-Term In-Home Use for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Roxanna Pakkar and Caitlyn E. Clabaugh and Rhianna Lee and Eric Deng and Maja J. Matari{\'c}},
  journal={2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)},
Socially assistive robotics (SAR) research has shown great potential for supplementing and augmenting therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, the vast majority of SAR research has been limited to short-term studies in highly controlled environments. The design and development of a SAR system capable of interacting autonomously in situ for long periods of time involves many engineering and computing challenges. This paper presents the design of a fully autonomous SAR… Expand
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