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ERIC Number: EJ1086638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Make a Fruit Salad with Probo, the Social Robot: An Interaction Study
Simut, Ramona E.; Vanderfaeillie, Johan; Peca, Andreea; Van de Perre, Greet; Vanderborght, Bram
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n1 p113-126 Jan 2016
Social robots are thought to be motivating tools in play tasks with children with autism spectrum disorders. Thirty children with autism were included using a repeated measurements design. It was investigated if the children's interaction with a human differed from the interaction with a social robot during a play task. Also, it was examined if the two conditions differed in their ability to elicit interaction with a human accompanying the child during the task. Interaction of the children with both partners did not differ apart from the eye-contact. Participants had more eye-contact with the social robot compared to the eye-contact with the human. The conditions did not differ regarding the interaction elicited with the human accompanying the child.
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Language: English
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