Eliciting Requirements for a Robotic Toy for Children with Autism - Results from User Panels

  title={Eliciting Requirements for a Robotic Toy for Children with Autism - Results from User Panels},
  author={Ben Robins and Nuno Otero and Ester Ferrari and Kerstin Dautenhahn},
  journal={RO-MAN 2007 - The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication},
The work presented in this paper was carried out within the IROMEC project that develops a robotic toy for children. Play has an important role in child development with many potential contributions to therapy, education and enjoyment. The project investigates how robotic toys can become social mediators, encouraging children with disabilities to discover a range of play styles, from solitary to social and cooperative play (with peers, carers/teachers, parents etc). This paper presents design… CONTINUE READING
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