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Children with autism have difficulties with social interaction and prefer interaction with objects, such as com- puters and robots rather than with humans. Probo is a social robot platform with an expressive head to study human-robot interaction. The social robot is in this study used for Robot Assisted Therapy (RAT) where the robot tells Social Stories to autistic children. Social Story Telling (SST) is a known therapy for autism in book form and is now for the first time tested by a scoial robot able to express different emotions by its 20 motors in the head. This paper discusses the technological innovations required to make a useful therapeutic tool for social story telling. Preliminary tests with Probo have shown that SST with Probo is more effective than with a human reader.
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autism spectrum disorder, social robot, robot assisted therapy

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Vanderborght, Bram, Ramona Simut, Jelle Saldien, Cristina Pop, Alina Rusu, Sebastian Pintea, Dirk Lefeber, and Daniel David. 2011. “Social Stories for Autistic Children Told by the Huggable Robot Probo.” In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Abstracts.
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Vanderborght, B., Simut, R., Saldien, J., Pop, C., Rusu, A., Pintea, S., Lefeber, D., et al. (2011). Social stories for autistic children told by the huggable robot probo. IEEE/RSJ international conference on intelligent robots and systems, Abstracts. Presented at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS - 2011).
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Vanderborght B, Simut R, Saldien J, Pop C, Rusu A, Pintea S, et al. Social stories for autistic children told by the huggable robot probo. IEEE/RSJ international conference on intelligent robots and systems, Abstracts. 2011.
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Vanderborght, Bram, Ramona Simut, Jelle Saldien, et al. “Social Stories for Autistic Children Told by the Huggable Robot Probo.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Abstracts. 2011. Print.
@inproceedings{2073194,
  abstract     = {Children with autism have difficulties with social interaction and prefer interaction with objects, such as com- puters and robots rather than with humans. Probo is a social robot platform with an expressive head to study human-robot interaction. The social robot is in this study used for Robot Assisted Therapy (RAT) where the robot tells Social Stories to autistic children. Social Story Telling (SST) is a known therapy for autism in book form and is now for the first time tested by a scoial robot able to express different emotions by its 20 motors in the head. This paper discusses the technological innovations required to make a useful therapeutic tool for social story telling. Preliminary tests with Probo have shown that SST with Probo is more effective than with a human reader.},
  author       = {Vanderborght, Bram and Simut, Ramona and Saldien, Jelle and Pop, Cristina and Rusu, Alina and Pintea, Sebastian and Lefeber, Dirk and David, Daniel},
  booktitle    = {IEEE/RSJ international conference on intelligent robots and systems, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {autism spectrum disorder,social robot,robot assisted therapy},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
  title        = {Social stories for autistic children told by the huggable robot probo},
  url          = {http://www.iros2011.org/WorkshopsAndTutorialsProceedings/SW5/IROS2011WS\_SW5\_CNR\_ver3.pdf},
  year         = {2011},
}