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The Iterative development of the humanoid robot Kaspar: An assistive robot for children with autism

Wood, Luke J., Zaraki, Abolfazl, Walters, Michael L., Novanda, Ori, Robins, Ben and Dautenhahn, Kerstin 2017. The Iterative development of the humanoid robot Kaspar: An assistive robot for children with autism. Presented at: ICSR: International Conference on Social Robotics, 22 - 24 Nov 2017. Social Robotics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Cham: Springer Verlag, pp. 53-63. 10.1007/978-3-319-70022-9_6

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This paper gives an overview of the design and development of the humanoid robot Kaspar. Since the first Kaspar robot was developed in 2005, the robotic platform has undergone continuous development driven by the needs of users and technological advancements enabling the integration of new features. We discuss in detail the iterative development of Kaspar’s design and clearly explain the rational of each development, which has been based on the user requirements as well as our years of experience in robot assisted therapy for children with autism, particularly focusing on how the developments benefit the children we work with. Further to this, we discuss the role and benefits of robotic autonomy on both children and therapist along with the progress that we have made on the Kaspar robot’s autonomy towards achieving a semi-autonomous child-robot interaction in a real world setting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-319-70022-9
ISSN: 1611-3349
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 14:30

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