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May 2018 ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) - Inaugural THRI Issue: Volume 7 Issue 1, May 2018
Publisher: ACM
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Keywords: Artificial intelligence, robot ethics, bias, professional responsibility

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March 2018 HRI '18: Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Publisher: ACM
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This paper presents a novel robot-assisted intervention framework designed to target sensory processing and emotion regulation difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorder. Three types of systems are utilized to provide scalable robotic interactions with gesture-based and character-based socio-emotional expressions. The intervention framework includes (1) an emotional interaction and regulation ...
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, emotion processing, emotion regulation, socio-emotional intervention, robot-assisted intervention, sensory overload

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September 2016 ISWC '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Publisher: ACM
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Working dogs are dogs with one or more specific skills that enable them to perform essential tasks for humans. In this paper we examined motion gestures that working dogs could use to unambiguously communicate with their human companions. We analyzed these gestures in terms of true positives and propensity for ...
Keywords: animal-computer interaction, gesture recognition, wearable technology

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March 2016 HRI '16: The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
Publisher: IEEE Press
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We present an interactive robotic framework that delivers emotional and social behaviors for multi-sensory therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Our framework includes emotion-based robotic gestures and facial expressions, as well as vision and audio-based monitoring system for quantitative measurement of the interaction. We also discuss the special aspects ...
Keywords: interactive robot, multi-sensory therapy, emotional interaction, social engagement, children with autism

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March 2016 HRI '16: The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
Publisher: IEEE Press
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Children with autism have a hard time both with expressing their emotions, and with understanding the emotions of others. As the population of children with autism increases, it is crucial we create effective therapeutic programs that will improve their communication skills. We present an interactive robotic system that delivers emotional ...
Keywords: children with autism spectrum disorder (asd), social engagement, natural emotional interaction, interactive robot, multi-sensory therapy

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March 2016 HRI '16: The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
Publisher: IEEE Press
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Robots have the potential to save lives in emergency scenarios, but could have an equally disastrous effect if participants overtrust them. To explore this concept, we performed an experiment where a participant interacts with a robot in a non-emergency task to experience its behavior and then chooses whether to follow ...
Keywords: evacuation robots, human-robot interaction, human-robot trust

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November 2015 ACE '15: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology
Publisher: ACM
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We explored symbolic canine-human communication for working dogs through the use of canine head gestures. We identified a set of seven criteria for selecting head gestures and identified the first four deserving further experimentation. We devised computationally inexpensive mechanisms to prototype the live system from a motion sensor on the ...
Keywords: gestures, wearable technology, animal-computer interaction

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March 2015 HRI'15 Extended Abstracts: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
Publisher: ACM
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Physical therapy is a common treatment for the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, or the weakness of one side of the body. Stroke is a common cause of hemiparesis. Stroke survivors regularly struggle with motivation and engagement, especially in-between sessions when the therapist is absent from the exercising process. As a solution, ...
Keywords: human-robot interaction (hri), rehabilitation robotics

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March 2015 HRI'15 Extended Abstracts: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
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Deficiency in social interaction is one of the most crucial issues for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To foster their emotional and social communication, we have developed an orchestration robot platform. After describing our concepts of the use of sonification in the intervention sessions, we describe our efforts in ...
Keywords: sonification, autism, assistive robotics, emotion detection

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June 2014 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality - Volume 8526
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
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Virtual reality serious game platforms have been developed to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation protocols for those with motor skill disorders. Such systems increase the user's motivation to perform the recommended in-home therapy exercises, but typically don't incorporate an objective method for assessing the user's outcome metrics. We expand on ...
Keywords: virtual reality games, Fitt's law, physical therapy and rehabilitation, linear modeling

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May 2014 CBMS '14: Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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The goal of this research is to evaluate the benefits of using a low-cost Virtual Reality (VR) surgical training platform in bridging the gap between early surgical skills and effective performance in more advanced training and clinical settings. The specific aim of this study is to design and evaluate the ...
Keywords: virtual reality simulator, multi-modal interface low-cost simulator, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, haptic surgical simulation

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October 2013 SMC '13: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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Home-based care modalities may yield many advantages in therapy and rehabilitation. Virtual systems for rehabilitation are an emerging technology that may be used to enhance the effectiveness of home-based care while simultaneously increasing the number of patients that physical therapists can provide care for. In this paper, we discuss a ...
Keywords: cerebral patsy, virtual reality, rehabilitation, upper extremity

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October 2013 SMC '13: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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Adaptive learning is an educational method that utilizes computers as an interactive teaching device. Intelligent tutoring systems, or educational agents, use adaptive learning techniques to adapt to each student's needs and learning styles in order to individualize learning. Effective educational agents should accomplish two essential goals during the learning process ...
Keywords: social robotics, educational agents, engagement

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October 2013 SMC '13: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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Ships that operate in polar regions continue to face the threat of floating ice sheets and icebergs generated from an ice ablation process. Systems have been implemented to track these threats, with varying degrees of success. In this paper, a definition is proposed for this tracking problem that re-casts it ...
Keywords: Field robotics, multiagent robotics, remote sensing

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October 2013 SMC '13: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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An underwater robotic assistant could help a human diver by illuminating work areas, fetching tools from the surface, or monitoring the diver's activity for abnormal behavior. However, in order for basic Underwater Human-Robot Interaction (UHRI) to be successful, the robotic assistant has to first be able to detect and track ...
Keywords: Underwater Human-Robot Interaction, Gaussian Mixture Model, Hidden Markov Model, high-frequency sonar

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March 2013 HRI '13: Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction
Publisher: IEEE Press
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In a recent conference on assistive technology in special education and rehabilitation, over 54 percentage of the sessions were directly or indirectly involved with tablets. Following this trend, many traditional assistive technologies are now transitioning from standalone devices into apps on mobile devices. As such, this paper follows this trend ...
Keywords: collaborative hri toolkit, task learning., tablet shared workspace, case-based reasoning

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November 2012 ISMAR '12: Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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Obesity is a growing health problem in the United States, especially among children. Indicators show that the rate of obesity for children age 12–19 years old has risen from 5% percent to 18% over the last ten years. To deal with the obesity epidemic, a number of technology interventions, including ...
Keywords: Robotics, Robot sensing systems,Humans,Pediatrics,Robot kinematics,Obesity,Joints,1.2.9: Artificial Intelligence—

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April 2012 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics - Human-Robot Interaction/Interface: Volume 9 Issue 2, April 2012
Publisher: IOS Press
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The objective of this research effort is to integrate therapy instruction with child-robot play interaction in order to better assess upper-arm rehabilitation. Using computer vision techniques such as Motion History Imaging MHI, edge detection, and Random Sample Consensus RANSAC, movements can be quantified through robot observation. In addition, incorporating prior ...
Keywords: Humanoid, Motion History Imaging, Dynamic Time Warping, Random Sample Consensus, Rehabilitation

19 published by ACM
March 2012 HRI '12: Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Publisher: ACM
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Robotic assistance through telepresence technology is an emerging area in aiding the visually impaired. By integrating the robotic perception of a remote environment and transferring it to a human user through haptic environmental feedback, the disabled user can increase one's capability to interact with remote environments through the telepresence robot. ...
Keywords: 3d in-situ perception, haptic exploration, telepresence

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January 2012 IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies: Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2012
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
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The robotics field represents the integration of multiple facets of computer science and engineering. Robotics-based activities have been shown to encourage K-12 students to consider careers in computing and have even been adopted as part of core computer-science curriculum at a number of universities. Unfortunately, for students with visual impairments, ...
Keywords: Education, haptic I/O, functional programming, robotics.



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