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Design of a Low-Cost Social Robot for Children With Complex Communication Needs1

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Christabel Jananii Vaz, Eric Wade

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace,
and Biomedical Engineering,
University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN 37996

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033765Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030943 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1091; doi: 10.1115/1.4033765 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

The social robot provides a microphone to encourage the participant to verbalize close to the robot and visual stimuli to elicit the child's response

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Eight images used to simulate mouth gestures with robot verbalization

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Interactions consist of the robot prompting the child, awaiting the child's response, and subsequently providing feedback



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