PEKOPPA: a minimalistic toy robot to analyse a listener-speaker situation in neurotypical and autistic children aged 6 years

@inproceedings{Giannopulu2014PEKOPPAAM,
  title={PEKOPPA: a minimalistic toy robot to analyse a listener-speaker situation in neurotypical and autistic children aged 6 years},
  author={I. Giannopulu and Val{\'e}rie Montreynaud and T. Watanabe},
  booktitle={HAI},
  year={2014}
}
  • I. Giannopulu, Valérie Montreynaud, T. Watanabe
  • Published in HAI 2014
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Using a "speaker-listener" situation, we have compared the verbal and the emotional expressions of neurotypical and autistic children aged 6 years. The speaker was always a child (neurotypical or autistic); the listener was a human or an InterActor robot named Pekoppa, i.e., a small toy robot which reacts to speech expression by nodding only. The results suggest that an InterActor robot characterized by small variance nonverbal behavior better facilitate verbal and nonverbal emotional… CONTINUE READING
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