In this research project during the Master course I investigated the interaction between autistic children and robots. I developed a new platform with AdMoVeo robots to test interaction through movement. This involved the set-up and execution of an experiment and the development of a technological platform.
It is assumed that movement is an important factor for social interaction between people. So involving movement in social skills training with autistic children is thought to be helpful. Deploying robots for this kind of training is promising because children with an autistic spectrum disorder react better on robots than on human teachers. Therefore I developed a platform to test different kinds of interaction scenarios and their effect on the social interaction between two children during a collaborative task.