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A Robotic Framework to Overcome Sensory Overload in Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Study

2017

Conference Paper

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This paper discusses a novel framework designed to provide sensory stimulation to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The set up consists of multi-sensory stations to stimulate visual/auditory/olfactory/gustatory/tactile/vestibular senses, together with a robotic agent that navigates through each station responding to the different stimuli. We hypothesize that the robot’s responses will help children learn acceptable ways to respond to stimuli that might otherwise trigger sensory overload. Preliminary results from a pilot study conducted to examine the effectiveness of such a setup were encouraging and are described briefly in this text.

Author(s): Hifza Javed and Rachael Burns and Myounghoon Jeon and Ayanna Howard and Chung Hyuk Park
Book Title: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2017
Year: 2017
Month: September

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Abstract

Event Name: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2017
Event Place: Vancouver, Canada

BibTex

@inproceedings{Burns_2017_IROS,
  title = {A Robotic Framework to Overcome Sensory Overload in Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Study},
  author = {Javed, Hifza and Burns, Rachael and Jeon, Myounghoon and Howard, Ayanna and Park, Chung Hyuk},
  booktitle = {International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2017},
  month = sep,
  year = {2017},
  month_numeric = {9}
}