Robotics in Autism Intervention

Polyxeni Ntaountaki, Georgia Lorentzou, Andriana Lykothanasi, Panagiota Anagnostopoulou, Vasiliki Alexandropoulou, Athanasios Drigas

Abstract


Autism Spectrum Disorders is a group of lifelong disabilities that affect people's communication and underlying social messages. The state of the art is an indication of how technology, and in particular robotics, can offer promising tools to enhance research and treatment in ASD. This review represents an attempt to investigate how robot-assistive therapy strategies help children with autism increase social interaction and to imitate, recognize and express feelings. One of the major questions of this paper was if the robots appear to be effective means in assistive therapies. The research team of this paper concluded that robots are discovered to be a predictable and secure environment for ASD children and to be quite efficient in the intervention process. In addition to the above-mentioned, this project also broaches ethical issues that should be taken into consideration by the researchers and therapists during human-robot interplay.

Keywords


robots; autism; intervention;

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International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES) – eISSN: 2197-8581
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