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 +<​u>'''​Article:'''</​u>​ [http://​infoscience.epfl.ch/​record/​60054/​files/​CWUAAT.pdf Effects of repeated exposure to a humanoid robot on children with autism] by Ben Robins, Kerstin Dautenhahn, R. te Boekhorst, and A. Billard
 +<​u>'''​Introduction to paper:'''</​u>​
 +Robota (a girl doll robot) was used with autistic children. ​ She danced by herself the first few sessions (to allow the child to become accustomed to her) then she started playing imitation games. ​ They hoped to get her to watch and autonomously imitate the child, but weren'​t able to, so they manually controlled her.  Robota worked as an object of shared attention between child and teacher, and eventually even between child and investigator/​experimenter.
 +<​u>'''​Application to personal research:'''</​u>​
 +This paper brought up the issue of needing the child to remain still for imaging software to accurately track and imitate him/​her. ​ They knew that it would be best to let the child move around unrestricted,​ so they chose to have the investigator/​experimenter control the robot as a puppet in order to get it to imitate the child. ​ We can display a 3D model of the robot, on a remote device, that can be manipulated with a stylus, for the clinician/​therapist to control the robot like a puppet. ​ Another option is to have an adult in another part of the room imitating the child, but standing still, in-front of a camera, which would give the imaging software a better chance at tracking and imitating (as proposed by Dr. Goodrich).
 +* When Robota was first introduced (as a dancer) she was in a black, open box.  As an imitator, she wasn't in a box.  Why?
 +* Robota was designed with the abilities of typically developing children in mind - including "​speech,​ music and movement"​ functionalities. ​ Tasks using these additional functionalities would lie in the impairment of ASD, so they weren'​t used when interacting with autistic children.
 +*: What strengths DO autistic children have?
 +*: How can we design robot functionalities and tasks that utilize the strengths of children with ASD?
 +<​u>'''​Additional notes from paper:'''</​u>​
 +* Children with ASD have a hard time keeping still so experiments need to be designed to allow the child freedom to move around and yet still be as involved in the experiment as possible
 +<< [[Invoking Social Behaviors]]
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