Using Humanoid Robots to Enhance Social Skills

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Contact information
Contact person: 
Rafael Dezordi
Email: 
rafael.dezordi@uottawa.ca
Phone: 
6135625800
Extension: 
3911
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Registration required: 
Yes
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Free registration at the Eventbrite website.

Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Using Humanoid Robots to Enhance Social Skills in Children with Autism and Other Cognitive/Emotional Deficits  Dr. Lewis will discuss the procedures and results of an 8-month pilot study on the autism spectrum, in which human-robot interaction protocols were designed with a goal of developing essential social skills, such as joint attention and turn-taking. Children are fascinated by robots and readily engage in social interactions with them in the form of imitation, game-playing and exercises. Dr. Lewis will demonstrate the robot used in the study and will discuss his research plans for the Fulbright. Lunch will be provided to guests. Very few places are available.