Utility of Socially Interactive Robots Project

The major goal of this Project was to evaluate the feasibility, social validity, and effectiveness of using socially interactive robots for promoting the social-emotional, joint attention, vocalization production, conversational turns, and language development of young children with identified disabilities. The Project was funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H327A100052).

 

Web-Based Publications

Dunst, C. J., Prior, J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2013). Meta-analysis of socially interactive robot studies of young children with and without disabilities. Manuscript in preparation.

Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., Trivette, C. M., Prior, J., & Derryberry, G. (2013). Effects of a socially interactive robot on the conversational turns between parents and their young children with autism. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 6. Available at http://puckett.org/socialrobots/SocRobotRpt_6.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., Trivette, C. M., Prior, J., & Derryberry, G. (2013). Vocal production of young children with disabilities during child-robot interactions. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 5. Available at http://puckett.org/socialrobots/SocRobotRpt_5.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Prior, J., Derryberry, G., & Hamby, D. W. (2013). Effects of child-robot interactions on the vocalization production of young children with disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 4. Available at http://puckett.org/socialrobots/SocRobotRpt_4.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Prior, J., Hamby, D. W., & Trivette, C. M. (2013). Influences of a socially interactive robot on the affective behavior of young children with disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 3. Available at http://puckett.org/socialrobots/SocRobotRpt_3.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Prior, J., Hamby, D. W., & Embler, D. (2013). Parents' appraisals of the animacy and likeability of socially interactive robots for intervening with young children with disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 2. Available at http://puckett.org/socialrobots/SocRobotRpt_2.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Prior, J., Hamby, D. W., & Embler, D. (2013). Parents' judgments of the acceptability and importance of socially interactive robots for intervening with  young children with disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 1. Available at http://puckett.org/socialrobots/SocRobotRpt_1.pdf.

 

Presentations

Dunst, C. J., Prior, J., & Trivette, C. M. (2012, March). Utility of socially interactive robots for intervening with young children with autism spectrum disorders. Presentation made at the 5th annual Western North Carolina Conference on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asheville, NC. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations/UtilofSocInteractRobots_3_2012.pdf.

 

 

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