Robots as social mediators for children with Autism - A preliminary analysis comparing two different robotic platforms

@article{Iacono2011RobotsAS,
  title={Robots as social mediators for children with Autism - A preliminary analysis comparing two different robotic platforms},
  author={Iolanda Iacono and Hagen Lehmann and Patrizia Marti and Ben Robins and Kerstin Dautenhahn},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL)},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={1-6}
}
Robots can be very helpful therapeutic tools, especially for children with special needs. In the present paper we describe the application of two robotic platforms with different design parameters in interaction with children with autism and other cognitive impairments. IROMEC is a mobile robotic platform designed for children with different levels of disabilities to encourage them to be engaged in social interactions. KASPAR is a humanoid child-size robot designed for social interaction… CONTINUE READING
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