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Designing a Haptic Empathetic Robot Animal for Children with Autism

2018

Miscellaneous

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Children with autism often endure sensory overload, may be nonverbal, and have difficulty understanding and relaying emotions. These experiences result in heightened stress during social interaction. Animal-assisted intervention has been found to improve the behavior of children with autism during social interaction, but live animal companions are not always feasible. We are thus in the process of designing a robotic animal to mimic some successful characteristics of animal-assisted intervention while trying to improve on others. The over-arching hypothesis of this research is that an appropriately designed robot animal can reduce stress in children with autism and empower them to engage in social interaction.

Author(s): Rachael Burns and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker
Year: 2018
Month: June

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Research Project(s):
Bibtex Type: Miscellaneous (misc)
Paper Type: Workshop

Event Place: Pittsburgh, USA
How Published: Workshop paper (4 pages) at the RSS Workshop on Robot-Mediated Autism Intervention: Hardware, Software and Curriculum
State: Published
URL: https://www.bprmbi.com/paper-submissions

BibTex

@misc{Burns18-RSSWS-Designing,
  title = {Designing a Haptic Empathetic Robot Animal for Children with Autism},
  author = {Burns, Rachael and Kuchenbecker, Katherine J.},
  howpublished = {Workshop paper (4 pages) at the RSS Workshop on Robot-Mediated Autism Intervention: Hardware, Software and Curriculum},
  month = jun,
  year = {2018},
  url = {https://www.bprmbi.com/paper-submissions},
  month_numeric = {6}
}