International Workshop on Intervention of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders using a Humanoid Robot (ASD-HR 2015)
associated with JSAI International Symposia on AI 2015 (IsAI-2015)

Date: November 17 - 18, 2015
Venue: Yagami / Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

Aims and Scope
Autism spectrum disorders(ASD) can cause lifelong challenges. However, there are a variety of therapeutic and educational approaches, any of which may have educational benefits in some but not all individuals with ASD. Given recent rapid technological advances, it has been argued that specific robotic applications could be effectively harnessed to provide innovative clinical treatments for children with ASD. There have, however, been few exchanges between psychiatrists and robotic researchers. Exchanges between psychiatrists and robotic researchers are now beginning to occur. In this symposium, to promote a world-wide interdisciplinary discussion about the potential robotic applications for ASD fields, pioneering research activities using robots for children with ASD are introduced by psychiatrists and robotics researchers.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Analysis of interactions between a robot and a child with ASD
  • Assessment of ASD using robots
  • Roles and benefits of Robots for children with ASD
  • Development of robots for therapeutic applications
  • Clinical treatments for children with ASD with new technologies
  • Ethical issues for using robots to therapeutic applications
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