AsiRo-μ: A Multi-purpose Robotic Assistant for Educational Inclusion of Children with Multiple Disabilities

Jonnathan Andrade-Altamirano, Ana Parra-Astudillo, Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev, Nidia Almeida-Solíz, Sofía Bravo-Buri, Efren Lema-Condo

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Resumen

Nowadays, artificial intelligence is a tool widely used in several areas such as medicine, personal assistance, regular/special education, leisure, among many others. Additive manufacturing development allows designing and making innovative low-cost robotic assistants for educational inclusion processes in developing countries. There are not enough assistive technologies for special education centers in Ecuador due to the lack of resources. For these reasons, in this paper, we describe the robot AsiRo-μ (multi-purpose robotic assistant, for its Spanish name). AsiRo-μ is based on the open-source 3D printed robot Inmmov. It implements the following functionalities: hand gestures recognition, automatic speech recognition and text to speech function through the IBM Watson Cloud services, and gesture imitation. The robot aims to conduct a dialogue with the children, motivate them to carry out the exercises/rehabilitation activities, and motivate and engage them in the therapy sessions (for children with disabilities). To determine the children’s acceptance level, we carried out a pilot experiment with two groups of children. The first group consisted of 7 children with multiple disabilities (intellectual disability, Joubert syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism, etc.), whereas in the second participated 30 children aged between 4 and 6 years (without disabilities). Each child interacted with the robot, and a group of experts evaluated the children’s perceptions.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaAdvances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Human Factors in Software and Systems Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing, and Energy, 2021
EditoresTareq Z. Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Jay Kalra
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas199-206
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión impresa)9783030806231
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
EventoAHFE Conferences on Human Factors in Software and Systems Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing, and Energy, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duración: 25 jul. 202129 jul. 2021

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volumen271
ISSN (versión impresa)2367-3370
ISSN (versión digital)2367-3389

Conferencia

ConferenciaAHFE Conferences on Human Factors in Software and Systems Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing, and Energy, 2021
CiudadVirtual, Online
Período25/07/2129/07/21

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