Multilingual Online Learning Portal and Transcultural Robot Learning Assistant
Training of Socio-Emotional And Practical Life Skills of Children with Autism-Spectrum-Disorder in Migration Context
A Public Funded Project
People with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show great interest in technological tools and often appear to react more positively when interacting with computers or tablets compared to other humans. Thus, the use of technology has become increasingly relevant in the treatment of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for instance, to help create flexible and effective treatment methods that are affordable, user-friendly, and universally available for the affected individuals.
Impression of one potential social robot to be used in the project - QTrobot by LuxAI
About the Project
Social Robots QT and NAO interacting with a child
Scope of Work
The project starts with the administers of the requirement analysis for the online platform and the learning assistant based on extensive interviews conducted with parents and therapists of children with ASD. The next step is to develop a learning portal and learning exercises to enhance socio-emotional competencies and practical life skills. The scope of development of the platform will incorporate the conceptualization of deep learning prediction models for mental and emotional states in learning contexts. These models will be used as predictors for the children’s attention and distraction during the learning sessions. At last, to ensure the project’s overall success, we are responsible for the user evaluations of the technological tools regards effectiveness and acceptance.
Pose estimation prototype: Relaxed vs. focused