Chapter 72 — Social Robotics

Playing triadic games with KASPAR

The video illustrates (using researchers taking the roles of children) the system developed by Joshua Wainer as part of his PhD research at University of Hertfordshire. In this study, KASPAR was developed to fully autonomously play games with pairs of children with autism. The robot provides encouragement, motivation and feedback, and 'joins in the game'. The system was evaluated in long-term studies with children with autism (J. Wainer et al. 2014). Results show that KASPAR encourages collaborative skills in children with autism.
Kerstin Dautenhahn
Thank you to Josh Wainer for developing this work and Kheng Lee Koay and Iolanda Iacono for helping to produce this video.
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