Give children toys robots to educate and/or neuroreeducate: The example of PEKOPPA

I. Giannopulu*, Takeshi Watanabe

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Abstract

Using an InterActor toy robot named PEKOPPA in a “speaker-listener” situation, we have compared the verbal and the emotional expressions of neurotypical and autistic children aged 6-7 years. The speaker was always a child (neurotypical or autistic); the listener was a human or the toy robot which reacts to speech expression by nodding only. The results appear to indicate that minimalistic artificial environments could be considered as the root of neuronal organization and reorganization with the potential to improve brain activity. They would support the embrainment of cognitive verbal and nonverbal emotional information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew trends in medical and service robots: Assistive, surgical and educational robotics
EditorsH Bleuler, M Bouri, F Mondada, D Pisla, A Rodic, P Helmer
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages205-215
Number of pages11
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational workshop and Summer School on Medical and Service Robotics : MES-ROB - EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Jul 201412 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
Volume38
ISSN (Print)22110984
ISSN (Electronic)22110992

Conference

ConferenceInternational workshop and Summer School on Medical and Service Robotics
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period10/07/1412/07/14

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    Giannopulu, I., & Watanabe, T. (2016). Give children toys robots to educate and/or neuroreeducate: The example of PEKOPPA. In H. Bleuler, M. Bouri, F. Mondada, D. Pisla, A. Rodic, & P. Helmer (Eds.), New trends in medical and service robots: Assistive, surgical and educational robotics (Vol. 38, pp. 205-215). (Mechanisms and Machine Science; Vol. 38). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23832-6_17