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Robota for Children with Autism


The ability for spontaneous and interactive imitation is a marker of the child's normal cognitive development. Children with autism are often impaired in their ability to imitate. Research with Robota  investigates how to use the imitation game to help children learn these fundamental skills.

This research is done as part of the Project Aurora, directed by Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn, in collaboration with Colnbrook School and Radlett Lodge School,  a school of the National Autistic Society and in collaboration with Prof.  Jacqueline Nadel at the Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie - Jussieu and the Hopital La Salpetriere.


Selected publications

Journal Papers

2013

Social orienting of children with autism to facial expressions and speech: a study with a wearable eye-tracker in naturalistic settings
S. Magrelli, P. Jermann, B. Noris, F. Ansermet, F. Hentsch, J. Nadel and A. Billard
Frontiers in Psychology, 4 (2013). [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

2012

Investigating Gaze of Children with ASD in Naturalistic Settings
B. Noris, J. Nadel, M. Barker, N. Hadjikhani and A. Billard
Plos One, 7 (2012). [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

2006

Building Robota, a Mini-Humanoid Robot for the Rehabilitation of Children with Autism
A. Billard, B. Robins, K. Dautenhahn and J. Nadel
the RESNA Assistive Technology Journal, 19 (2006). [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

2005

Robotic assistants in therapy and education of children with autism: Can a small humanoid robot help encourage social interaction skills?
B. Robins, K. Dautenhahn, R. te Boekhorst and A. Billard
Access in the Information Society (UAIS), Springer- Verlag., 4 (2005) 105-120. [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

Conference Papers

2011

Measuring Gaze of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Naturalistic Interactions
B. Noris, M. Barker, J. Nadel, F. Hentsch, F. Ansermet and A. Billard
2011 Annual International Conference Of The Ieee Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society (Embc), (2011) 5356-5359. [Detailed Record]

2007

Analysis of Head Mounted Wireless Camera Videos for Early Diagnosis of Autism
B. Noris, K. Benmachiche, J. Meynet, J.-P. Thiran and A. Billard
Computer Recognition Systems, 2 (2007) 663-670. [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

WearCam: A head mounted wireless camera for monitoring gaze attention and for the diagnosis of developmental disorders in young children
L. Piccardi, B. Noris, O. Barbey, A. Billard, G. Schiavone, F. Keller and C. von Hofsten
In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Simposium on Robot & Human Interactive Communication, (2007). [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

2004

Robots as Assistive Technology - Does Appearance Matter?
B. Robins, K. Dautenhahn and R. te Boekhorst
Proc. IEEE Ro-man 2004, 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, (2004) 277-282. [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

2003

Effect of repeated exposure of a humanoid robot on children with autism - Can we encourage basic social interaction skills
B. Robins, K. Dautenhahn, R. te Boekhorst and A. Billard
Proceedings of CWUATT, 2003, (2003). [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

2002

Games children with autism can play with robota, a humanoid robotics doll
K. Dautenhahn and A. Billard
Proceedings of the 1st Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, (2002). [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

Ph.D. Theses

2011

Machine Vision-Based Analysis of Gaze and Visual Context
B. Noris
Ph.D. Thesis, 2011. [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]

Book Chapters

2004

Effects of repeated exposure of a humanoid robot on children with autism
B. Robins, K. Dautenhahn, R. te Boekhorst, A. Billard, S. Keates, J. Clarkson, P. Langdon and P. Robinson
in Designing a More Inclusive World,  : Springer-Verlag, 2004. [Detailed Record] [PDF Format]


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Last update: 11/03/2008