Citation: Werry , I , Dautenhahn , K & Harwin , W 2001 , ' Evaluating the Response of Children with Autism to a Robot ' . in Procs RESNA 2001 Annual Conf . RESNA Press .
Since 1998, the Aurora project has been investigating the use of a robotic platform as a tool for therapy use with children with autism. A key issue in this project is the evaluation of the interactions, which are not constricted and involve the child moving freely. Additionally, the response of the children is an important factor which must emerge from the robot trial sessions and the evaluation methodology, in order to guide further development work.