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Using social robots to study abnormal social development

By Brian Scassellati

Abstract

Social robots recognize and respond to human social cues with appropriate behaviors. Social robots, and the technology used in their construction, can be unique tools in the study of abnormal social development. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that is characterized by social and communicative impairments. Based on three years of integration and immersion with a clinical research group which performs more than 130 diagnostic evaluations of children for autism per year, this paper discusses how social robots will make an impact on the ways in which we diagnose, treat, and understand autism

Topics: Developmental Psychology, Robotics
Publisher: Lund University Cognitive Studies
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:4976

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