A Step Towards Developing Adaptive Robot-Mediated Intervention Architecture (ARIA) for Children With Autism

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dc.contributor.author Bekele, Esubalew
dc.contributor.author Lahiri, Uttama
dc.contributor.author Swanson, A.R.
dc.contributor.author Crittendon, J.A.
dc.contributor.author Warren, Zachary
dc.contributor.author Sarkar, Nilanjan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-17T07:29:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-17T07:29:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03
dc.identifier.citation Bekele, E. T.; Lahiri, Uttama; Swanson, A.R.; Crittendon, J.A.; Warren, Z.E. and Sarkar, N., “A step towards developing adaptive robot-mediated intervention architecture (ARIA) for children with autism” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2012.2230188, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 289-299, March 2013. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1534-4320
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2012.2230188
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/819
dc.description.abstract Emerging technology, especially robotic technology, has been shown to be appealing to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Such interest may be leveraged to provide repeatable, accurate and individualized intervention services to young children with ASD based on quantitative metrics. However, existing robot-mediated systems tend to have limited adaptive capability that may impact individualization. Our current work seeks to bridge this gap by developing an adaptive and individualized robot-mediated technology for children with ASD. The system is composed of a humanoid robot with its vision augmented by a network of cameras for real-time head tracking using a distributed architecture. Based on the cues from the child's head movement, the robot intelligently adapts itself in an individualized manner to generate prompts and reinforcements with potential to promote skills in the ASD core deficit area of early social orienting. The system was validated for feasibility, accuracy, and performance. Results from a pilot usability study involving six children with ASD and a control group of six typically developing (TD) children are presented. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Uttama Lahiri et al.,
dc.format.extent Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 289-299
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en_US
dc.subject Autistic disorder en_US
dc.subject Biomimetics en_US
dc.subject Computer aided design en_US
dc.subject Equipment design en_US
dc.subject Equipment failure analysis en_US
dc.subject Man machine systems en_US
dc.subject Play therapy en_US
dc.subject Robotics en_US
dc.subject Therapy computer assisted en_US
dc.title A Step Towards Developing Adaptive Robot-Mediated Intervention Architecture (ARIA) for Children With Autism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering


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