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Behavioral Analysis Automation for Music-Based Robotic Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

2016

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In this full workshop paper, we discuss the positive impacts of robot, music, and imitation therapies on children with autism. We also discuss the use of Laban Motion Analysis (LMA) to identify emotion through movement and posture cues. We present our preliminary studies of the "Five Senses" game that our two robots, Romo the penguin and Darwin Mini, partake in. Using an LMA-focused approach (enabled by our skeletal tracking Kinect algorithm), we find that our participants show increased frequency of movement and speed when the game has a musical accompaniment. Therefore, participants may have increased engagement with our robots and game if music is present. We also begin exploring motion learning for future works.

Author(s): Rachael Burns and Srineil Nizambad and Chung Hyuk Park and Myounghoon Jeon and Ayanna Howard
Year: 2016
Month: August

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Miscellaneous (misc)
Paper Type: Workshop

Event Place: New York City, USA
How Published: Workshop paper (5 pages) at the RO-MAN Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306436809_Behavioral_analysis_automation_for_music-based_robotic_therapy_for_children_with_autism_spectrum_disorder
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@misc{Burns16-ROMANWS-Behavioral,
  title = {Behavioral Analysis Automation for Music-Based Robotic Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author = {Burns, Rachael and Nizambad, Srineil and Park, Chung Hyuk and Jeon, Myounghoon and Howard, Ayanna},
  howpublished = {Workshop paper (5 pages) at the RO-MAN Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics},
  month = aug,
  year = {2016},
  url = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306436809_Behavioral_analysis_automation_for_music-based_robotic_therapy_for_children_with_autism_spectrum_disorder},
  month_numeric = {8}
}