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Rob’Autism Project: Being Active in Social Interactions: The Robot-Extension Paradigm

  • Rénald GaboriauEmail author
  • Sophie Sakka
  • Didier Acier
  • Dimitri Delacroix
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

Rob’Autism project is a new robotic approach based on the robotic mediation to enhance social interactions of teenagers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program aims at giving every participant (and according to the characteristics of each) the means to be active and become a social contributor. Rob’Autism introduces the robot-extension paradigm: the robot is used as a prosthesis in communication which makes the participants of the program socially active, as they program the robot to act on the world (non-self). This paper focuses on the social interaction work performed during the program and excerpts from a pragmatic analysis of the interactions between the participants.

Keywords

Robot extension Autistic Spectrum Disorder Active participation Pragmatic analysis Rob’Autism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rénald Gaboriau
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sophie Sakka
    • 1
  • Didier Acier
    • 2
  • Dimitri Delacroix
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale Nantes, LS2NNantesFrance
  2. 2.UFR PsychologieUniversité de NantesNantesFrance
  3. 3.UFR Sciences du LangageUniversité de LimogesLimogesFrance

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