Minimalistic toy robot encourages verbal and emotional expressions in autism

Irini Giannopulu, Valérie Montreynaud, Tomio Watanabe

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Abstract

Language offers the possibility to transfer information between speaker and listener who both possess the ability to use it. Using a “speaker-listener” situation, we have compared the verbal and the emotional expressions of neurotypical and autistic children aged 6 to 7 years. The speaker was always a child (neurotypical or autistic); the listener was a human InterActor or an InterActor robot, i.e., a small toy robot that reacts to speech expression by nodding only. The results suggest that a robot characterized by predictable reactions facilitate autistic children in expression. When comparing to the performance of neurotypical children, the data would indicate that minimalistic artificial environments have the potential to open the way for neuronal organization and reorganization with the ability to support the embrainment of verbal and emotional information processing among autistic children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACHI 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe ninth international conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
Place of PublicationSpain
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
Pages267-273
ISBN (Print)978-1-61208-468-8
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Ninth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions - Venice, Italy, Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Apr 201628 Apr 2016
Conference number: 9th
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NameACHI Proceedings
PublisherIARIA
ISSN (Print)2308-4138

Conference

ConferenceThe Ninth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
Abbreviated titleACHI 2016
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/04/1628/04/16
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Giannopulu, I., Montreynaud, V., & Watanabe, T. (2016). Minimalistic toy robot encourages verbal and emotional expressions in autism. In ACHI 2016: The ninth international conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (pp. 267-273). (ACHI Proceedings). Spain: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
Giannopulu, Irini ; Montreynaud, Valérie ; Watanabe, Tomio. / Minimalistic toy robot encourages verbal and emotional expressions in autism. ACHI 2016: The ninth international conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. Spain : International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), 2016. pp. 267-273 (ACHI Proceedings).
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Minimalistic toy robot encourages verbal and emotional expressions in autism. / Giannopulu, Irini; Montreynaud, Valérie; Watanabe, Tomio.

ACHI 2016: The ninth international conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. Spain : International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), 2016. p. 267-273 (ACHI Proceedings).

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Giannopulu I, Montreynaud V, Watanabe T. Minimalistic toy robot encourages verbal and emotional expressions in autism. In ACHI 2016: The ninth international conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. Spain: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA). 2016. p. 267-273. (ACHI Proceedings).