Robotic Assistive Technology for Enhancing Autistic Children Social Life

HASAN, KRAD (2015) Robotic Assistive Technology for Enhancing Autistic Children Social Life. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Electronics and Electrical Technology - CEET 2015, 11-12 APRIL 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Autism is a very serious and widely spread neurological disorder that affects millions of children around the world. Since 1990, the number of autistic children has increased in an alarming number, while many other children are still there who are not yet diagnosed. Autism cannot be detected at the birth or early stage of the child development. Unlike other diseases, the symptoms vary from one child to another. In this paper, we try to address this issue and propose a solution, a robotic toy, to improve the social interaction skills of autistic kids. These kids do not usually respond appropriately to human interaction. An effective solution that we are proposing to help solve this issue is to design a less intimidating companion, a toy robot, that can enhance their social interaction capabilities. Studies have shown that autistic kids respond and react to a robot, controlled by a therapist, more effectively than to a human being. It is easier for a therapist to gain the child’s attention through the robot and can effectively help him/her learn the basic communication skills and prepare him/her to act as a normal person. The proposed solution can really help autistic children learn more quickly and have them lead a better social life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assistive Technology; Autism Therapy; Autistic Children; Robotics Intelligence; Autism Disorders
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 10:10
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 10:10
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1960

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