Feasibility of Collaborative Learning and Work Between Robots and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Felix JimenezEmail author
  • Tomohiro Yoshikawa
  • Takeshi Furuhashi
  • Masayoshi Kanoh
  • Tsuyoshi Nakamura
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10091)


With the growth of robot technology, educational support robots have received increasing attention. Most of the previous studies have focused on collaborative learning effects between educational support robots and healthy children. However, few studies have addressed the use of educational-support robots for children with autism spectrum disorders. Because the number of students in primary school with autism spectrum disorders has increased, the need for educational support robots developed to assist autistic children becomes more imperative. Therefore, this study investigates the practicality of collaborative learning and work with educational support robots and reports the feasibility of collaborative learning between educational-support robots and children with autism spectrum disorders.


Collaborative learning Collaborative work Educational-support robots Children with autism spectrum disorders Learning by teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Jimenez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomohiro Yoshikawa
    • 1
  • Takeshi Furuhashi
    • 1
  • Masayoshi Kanoh
    • 2
  • Tsuyoshi Nakamura
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.School of EngineeringChukyo UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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