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An End-User Interface to Generate Homeostatic Behavior for NAO Robot in Robot-Assisted Social Therapies

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Homeostatic drive theory is a popular approach for decision-making of robot behavior in social robotic research. It is potentially to be used in social therapies. To increase the involvement of end-users in the robot’s control, we present an end-user interface allowing the therapists to generate homeostatic behavior for NAO robot in social skills training for children. We demonstrate the system by two interactions in which the robot homeostatic behavior is adapted to children’s behavior. The result shows that the system provides a practical solution for therapists to implement interaction scenarios to robot behavior.


  • Homeostasis
  • Robot behavior
  • End-user development
  • NAO
  • Robot-Assisted Therapy

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The work leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission 7th Framework Program as a part of the project DREAM grant no. 611391.

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Cao, HL. et al. (2017). An End-User Interface to Generate Homeostatic Behavior for NAO Robot in Robot-Assisted Social Therapies. In: Rojas, I., Joya, G., Catala, A. (eds) Advances in Computational Intelligence. IWANN 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 10306. Springer, Cham.

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