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Piloting Scenarios for Children with Autism to Learn About Visual Perspective Taking

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 19th Annual Conference, TAROS 2018, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems TAROS 2018
EditorsMaria Elena Giannaccini, Manuel Giuliani, Tareq Assaf
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96728-8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10965 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Visual Perspective Taking (VPT) is the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective, taking into account what they see and how they see it, drawing upon both spatial and social information. Children with autism often find it difficult to understand that other people might have perspectives, viewpoints, beliefs and knowledge that are different from their own which is a fundamental aspect VPT. In this paper, we present the piloting of scenarios for our first large scale pilot-study using a humanoid robot to assist children with autism develop their VPT skills. The games were implemented with the Kaspar robot and to our knowledge this is the first attempt to improve the VPT skills of children with autism through playing and interacting with a humanoid robot.

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