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Effect of repeated exposure of a humanoid robot on children with autism - Can we encourage basic social interaction skills

  title={Effect of repeated exposure of a humanoid robot on children with autism - Can we encourage basic social interaction skills},
  author={Ben Robins and Kerstin Dautenhahn and Ren{\'e} te Boekhorst and Aude Billard},
This work is part of the Aurora project which investigates the possible use of robots in therapy and education of children with autism (Aurora 2003), based on findings that people with autism enjoy interacting with computers, e.g. (Powell, 1996). In most of our trials we have been using mobile robots, e.g. (Dautenhahn and Werry, 2002). More recently we tested the use of a humanoid robotic doll. In (Dautenhahn and Billard, 2002) we reported on a first set of trials with 14 autistic subjects… 

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  • Ellenmorris TiegermanL. Primavera
  • Psychology
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1981
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  • Psychology
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