Participatory Design of a Social Robot Toolkit for and with Adults with Autism

  • Suhaib Aslam University of Twente

Abstract

Autism impacts around 5 million people in the EU (Autism-Europe). Research has shown that social robots, due to their deterministic nature, simplified appearance and technological capabilities, can enable therapy or become assistive technology for empowering autistic individuals with household activities. Consequently, toolkits have emerged for prototyping social robots. Regarding such toolkits, there is a methodological, inclusion gap: there is no comprehensive co-design process to include cognitively disadvantaged users in decision-making regarding robots’ fundamental design choices. To overcome this gap and empower autistic adults to truly design their own (non-preprogrammed) robots, this research explores a social robot toolkit’s well-scaffolded participatory design.

How to Cite
ASLAM, Suhaib. Participatory Design of a Social Robot Toolkit for and with Adults with Autism. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 4, nov. 2018. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/2838>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v4.2838.
Published
2018-11-09