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Social Robots as Embedded Reinforcers of Social Behavior in Children with Autism

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, October 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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Title
Social Robots as Embedded Reinforcers of Social Behavior in Children with Autism
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, October 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1645-2
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Authors

Elizabeth S. Kim, Lauren D. Berkovits, Emily P. Bernier, Dan Leyzberg, Frederick Shic, Rhea Paul, Brian Scassellati

Abstract

In this study we examined the social behaviors of 4- to 12-year-old children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD; N = 24) during three tradic interactions with an adult confederate and an interaction partner, where the interaction partner varied randomly among (1) another adult human, (2) a touchscreen computer game, and (3) a social dinosaur robot. Children spoke more in general, and directed more speech to the adult confederate, when the interaction partner was a robot, as compared to a human or computer game interaction partner. Children spoke as much to the robot as to the adult interaction partner. This study provides the largest demonstration of social human-robot interaction in children with autism to date. Our findings suggest that social robots may be developed into useful tools for social skills and communication therapies, specifically by embedding social interaction into intrinsic reinforcers and motivators.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 2%
United Kingdom 4 1%
Spain 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 323 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 79 23%
Student > Master 62 18%
Student > Bachelor 55 16%
Researcher 41 12%
Unspecified 36 10%
Other 71 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 74 22%
Computer Science 56 16%
Unspecified 54 16%
Engineering 52 15%
Social Sciences 36 10%
Other 72 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 July 2013.
All research outputs
#1,630,972
of 12,316,253 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#882
of 3,051 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,882
of 134,712 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#25
of 92 outputs
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