• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 23, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

A Study on the Effects of using an Eco-Friendly Cat Robot to Treat Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


This research studies the effectiveness of treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using a cat robot developed to enhance their social interactions. Researchers from the department of social welfare, electrical engineering, and design conducted an interdisciplinary fusion research for this purpose. Children with ASD tested the developed robot over five sessions and its effectiveness was analyzed. Results showed that most participating children showed increased meaningful interactions with the robot and teachers and the robot’s potential use was confirmed as a treatment medium for ASD children.
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Effectiveness, Interaction, Robot Therapy


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