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ThinkMind // HUSO 2019, The Fifth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics // View article huso_2019_2_20_80014


Response Patterns during Child-Robot Interaction of Children with Cognitive Impairments

Authors:
Luthffi Idzhar Ismail
Tony Belpaeme
Fazah Akhtar Hanapiah
Francis Wyffels

Keywords: Robot, Cognitive Impairments, Child-Robot Interaction

Abstract:
Literature on Human-Robot Interaction reports that children with cognitive impairments often have engaging interactions with social robots. However, there are hardly any guidelines on how to design an interaction to achieve particular therapeutic outcomes. This paper reports on a study in which 20 children with cognitive impairments interacted with a social robot, with the aim to assess their responses and their engagement which eventually impacts on the outcomes we can achieve. The children were introduced to the robot and had three sessions during which they played therapeutic games with the robot to improve their attention skills. The overall pattern of their responses for in the sessions are reported, showing a reduction in completion time with each subsequent session. This is indicative of improved attention. This response pattern might be important in future behaviour analysis, especially as a measure for social attention skills, eye contact, and engagement analysis during child-robot interaction.

Pages: 33 to 36

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2019

Publication date: June 30, 2019

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2519-8351

ISBN: 978-1-61208-725-2

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from June 30, 2019 to July 4, 2019

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