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ISSN: 2643-6736

Advances in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering

Research Article(ISSN: 2643-6736)

Rob’ autism Project: Social Learning at the Center of the Therapy

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Sophie Sakka*, Re Nald Gaboriau

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    • Central Nantes, Laboratory for Numerical Sciences of Nantes (LS2N), France

    *Corresponding author: Sophie Sakka, Central Nantes, Laboratory for Numerical Sciences of Nantes (LS2N), France

Received: September 04, 2019;   Published: September 23, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/ARME.2019.02.000132

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Rob Autism project was started in 2014, it aims at setting a therapy support for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) teenagers based on robot and culture mediation. The center of the therapy support is on the notion of liance, the capacity to build and destroy links with the environment. Three points were addressed to restore liance: individual, collective and social liance. The results show a redefinition of the subjects’identity and their legitimacy as members of the society. The experiments were organized in 20 working sessions of 1 hour and involve six teenagers and three robots; the program is concluded with a final public show restituting a robotic play designed during the working sessions. Up to now, four groups were studied (24 participants in total).

Keywords: Rob ‘Autism; Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Social Learning; Robot; Programming

Abstract| Introduction| Between the Self and the World| Rob’Autism Project| Robot Mediation Used to Improve Reliance| Analysis and Complementary Results| Conclusion| References|