Mainstream robotic toys and children with physical impairment: what about playfulness?

@inproceedings{Besio2016MainstreamRT,
  title={Mainstream robotic toys and children with physical impairment: what about playfulness?},
  author={Serenella Besio and Andrea Bonarini and Helen Lynch and Paola Molina and Fabio Veronese and Daniela Bulgarelli},
  booktitle={DSAI},
  year={2016}
}
Although play is recognized as the main drive for the child's physical, cognitive and social development, it is first of all a unique source of pleasure, fun and recreation. Playfulness, the individual intrinsic involvement in play has been described as a measurable characteristic of these aspects of play. Play and playfulness can be limited in children with physical impairment (PI) and robotic toys might offer good options and opportunities for playing. Five robotic toys of the mainstream… CONTINUE READING