This paper describes the design principle of our robot, Keepon, and reports the longitudinal observation of the interactions between the robot and children with developmental disorders. The robot, Keepon, is a small (12cm tall), simple (like a yellow snowman), soft (made of silicone rubber), creature-like robot, which was designed for studies on human social development and possible remedies for developmental disorders. We observed how children with developmental disorders interacted with the robot in an unconstrained playroom for more than a year (over 500 child-sessions). From these observations, we found that the children changed their ontological understanding of the robot, and consequently their way of interaction, as the interaction unfolded. We conclude that the robot's rather predictable responses gave the children a relaxed mood for spontaneous play, from which social communication with the robot and with another person would naturally emerge.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2005 12月 12|
|イベント||2005 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation CIRA 2005 - Espoo, Finland|
継続期間: 2005 6月 27 → 2005 6月 30
|Other||2005 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation CIRA 2005|
|Period||05/6/27 → 05/6/30|
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