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Initial response of autistic children in human-robot interaction therapy with humanoid robot NAO


Shamsuddin, Syamimi and Yussof, Hanafiah and Ismail, Luthffi and Hanapiah, Fazah Akhtar and Mohamed, Salina and Ali Piah, Hanizah and Zahari, Nur Ismarrubie Initial response of autistic children in human-robot interaction therapy with humanoid robot NAO. In: 2012 IEEE 8th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and Its Applications (CSPA2012), 23-25 Mac 2012, Melaka, Malaysia. (pp. 188-193).


The overall context proposed in this paper is part of our long-standing goal to contribute to a group of community that suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); a lifelong developmental disability. The objective of this paper is to present the development of our pilot experiment protocol where children with ASD will be exposed to the humanoid robot NAO. This fully programmable humanoid offers an ideal research platform for human-robot interaction (HRI). This study serves as the platform for fundamental investigation to observe the initial response and behavior of the children in the said environment. The system utilizes external cameras, besides the robot’s own visual system. Anticipated results are the real initial response and reaction of ASD children during the HRI with the humanoid robot. This shall leads to adaptation of new procedures in ASD therapy based on HRI, especially for a non-technical-expert person to be involved in the robotics intervention during the therapy session.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/CSPA.2012.6194716
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Humanoid robot NAO; Human-robot interaction; Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Rehabilitation robotics
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 03:35
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 03:05
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1109/CSPA.2012.6194716
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39270
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