Creating a Robot-Supported Education Solution for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


We introduce the ROSA project that aims to provide robot supported education in the areas of communication, language, and emotion for children with autism spectrum disorder. The background for the project is reviewed and the basic idea and components of the ROSA toolbox is presented. The initial project activities of the project so far have focused on ethical issues with having a robot assist in teaching children with autism, possible mechanisms for motivation, and performing an initial introduction of the robot to some classes. These activities have provided a good grounding for the future project work.