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dc.contributor.authorRobins, B.
dc.contributor.authorDautenhahn, K.
dc.contributor.authorDubowski, J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-24T08:01:09Z
dc.date.available2011-10-24T08:01:09Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationRobins , B , Dautenhahn , K & Dubowski , J 2005 , Robots as Isolators or Mediators for Children with Autism A Cautionary Tale . in Procs of the AISB 05 Symposium on Robot Companions : Hard Problems and Open Challenges in Robot-Human Interaction. . AISB , pp. 82-88 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 427641
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/1882
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 67650488745
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/6759
dc.description.abstractThe discussion presented in this paper is part of our investigation in the Aurora project into the potential use of robots as therapeutic or educational ‘toys’ specifically for use by children with autism. The paper raises some cautions concerning social isolation and stereotypical behaviour frequently exhibited in children with autism. We present some examples taken from trials with the robots where the children exhibit such behaviour, and discuss possible ways of ensuring not to reinforce stereotypical behaviour and a tendency to social isolation in the children. Especially, we point out an avenue of robots becoming social mediators (mediating contact between children and other children or adults). The paper exemplifies interaction where social behaviour was directed at the robot which raises awareness of the goal of the research, namely to help the children to increase their social interaction skills with other people and not simply create relationships with a ‘social’ robot which would isolate the children from other humans even further.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAISB
dc.relation.ispartofProcs of the AISB 05 Symposium on Robot Companions
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dc.titleRobots as Isolators or Mediators for Children with Autism A Cautionary Taleen
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Computer Science and Informatics Research
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionAdaptive Systems
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Computer Science
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
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dcterms.dateAccepted2005
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