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Cai, H., Fang, Y., Ju, Z., Costescu, C., David, D., Billing, E., . . . Liu, H. (2019). Sensing-enhanced Therapy System for Assessing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Feasibility Study. IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(4), 1508-1518
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2019 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 1508-1518Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is evident that recently reported robot-assisted therapy systems for assessment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) lack autonomous interaction abilities and require significant human resources. This paper proposes a sensing system that automatically extracts and fuses sensory features such as body motion features, facial expressions, and gaze features, further assessing the children behaviours by mapping them to therapist-specified behavioural classes. Experimental results show that the developed system has a capability of interpreting characteristic data of children with ASD, thus has the potential to increase the autonomy of robots under the supervision of a therapist and enhance the quality of the digital description of children with ASD. The research outcomes pave the way to a feasible machine-assisted system for their behaviour assessment. IEEE

Keywords
autism spectrum disorders, autonomy, cameras, instruction sets, medical treatment, robot sensing systems, sensing-enhanced, synchronization, therapy, diseases, instruction set, robot sensing system, human robot interaction
National Category
Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16417 (URN)10.1109/JSEN.2018.2877662 (DOI)000457327900036 ()2-s2.0-85055705313 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Hernández García, D., Esteban, P. G., Lee, H. R., Romeo, M., Senft, E. & Billing, E. (2019). Social Robots in Therapy and Care. In: Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction: . Paper presented at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Daegu, Korea, March 11–14, 2019. Daegu: IEEE conference proceedings
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Daegu: IEEE conference proceedings, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Daegu: IEEE conference proceedings, 2019
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16651 (URN)
Conference
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Daegu, Korea, March 11–14, 2019
Projects
DREAM, FP7 grant 611391
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 611391
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-03-01
Andreasson, R., Alenljung, B., Billing, E. & Lowe, R. (2018). Affective Touch in Human–Robot Interaction: Conveying Emotion to the Nao Robot. International Journal of Social Robotics, 10(4), 473-491
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Social Robotics, ISSN 1875-4791, E-ISSN 1875-4805, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 473-491Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Affective touch has a fundamental role in human development, social bonding, and for providing emotional support in interpersonal relationships. We present, what is to our knowledge, the first HRI study of tactile conveyance of both positive and negative emotions (affective touch) on the Nao robot, and based on an experimental set-up from a study of human–human tactile communication. In the present work, participants conveyed eight emotions to a small humanoid robot via touch. We found that female participants conveyed emotions for a longer time, using more varied interaction and touching more regions on the robot’s body, compared to male participants. Several differences between emotions were found such that emotions could be classified by the valence of the emotion conveyed, by combining touch amount and duration. Overall, these results show high agreement with those reported for human–human affective tactile communication and could also have impact on the design and placement of tactile sensors on humanoid robots.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Tactile interaction, Affective touch, Human–robot interaction, Emotion encoding, Emotion decoding, Social emotions, Nao robot
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14563 (URN)10.1007/s12369-017-0446-3 (DOI)000445226600007 ()2-s2.0-85053554592 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Design, textil och hållbar utveckling
Funder
Region Västra Götaland
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Fast-Berglund, Å., Thorvald, P., Billing, E., Palmquist, A., Romero, D. & Weichhart, G. (2018). Conceptualizing Embodied Automation to Increase Transfer of Tacit knowledge in the Learning Factory. In: Proceedings of IEEE 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS): . IEEE
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of IEEE 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), IEEE, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper will discuss how cooperative agent-based systems, deployed with social skills and embodied automation features, can be used to interact with the operators in order to facilitate sharing of tacit knowledge and its later conversion into explicit knowledge. The proposal is to combine social software robots (softbots) with industrial collaborative robots (co-bots) to create a digital apprentice for experienced operators in human- robot collaboration workstations. This is to address the problem within industry that experienced operators have difficulties in explaining how they perform their tasks and later, how to turn this procedural knowledge (knowhow) into instructions to be shared among other operators. By using social softbots and co-bots, as cooperative agents with embodied automation features, we think we can facilitate the ‘externalization’ of procedural knowledge in human-robot interaction(s). This enabled by the capabilities of social cooperative agents with embodied automation features of continuously learning by looking over the shoulder of the operators, and documenting and collaborating with them in a non-intrusive way as they perform their daily tasks. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2018
Keywords
Embodied Automation, Agent-based Systems, Robot Systems, Collaborative Robots, Co-Bots, Software Robots, Softbots, Social Robots, Knowledge, Transfer, Tacit, Knowledge, Game-based, Activities, Motivation
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF202 Virtual Ergonomics; INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16264 (URN)978-1-5386-7097-2 (ISBN)
Note

2018 Intelligent Systems: Theory, Research and Innovation in Applications, Madeira Island, Portugal 25-27 September 2018

Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2019-02-14
Alenljung, B., Andreasson, R., Lowe, R., Billing, E. & Lindblom, J. (2018). Conveying Emotions by Touch to the Nao Robot: A User Experience Perspective. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(4), Article ID 82.
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2018 (English)In: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, ISSN 2414-4088, Vol. 2, no 4, article id 82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social robots are expected gradually to be used by more and more people in a widerrange of settings, domestic as well as professional. As a consequence, the features and qualityrequirements on human–robot interaction will increase, comprising possibilities to communicateemotions, establishing a positive user experience, e.g., using touch. In this paper, the focus is ondepicting how humans, as the users of robots, experience tactile emotional communication with theNao Robot, as well as identifying aspects affecting the experience and touch behavior. A qualitativeinvestigation was conducted as part of a larger experiment. The major findings consist of 15 differentaspects that vary along one or more dimensions and how those influence the four dimensions ofuser experience that are present in the study, as well as the different parts of touch behavior ofconveying emotions.

National Category
Interaction Technologies
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16507 (URN)10.3390/mti2040082 (DOI)
Funder
Region Västra GötalandKnowledge Foundation, 20140220
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Lowe, R., Andreasson, R., Alenljung, B., Lund, A. & Billing, E. (2018). Designing for a Wearable Affective Interface for the NAO Robot: A Study of Emotion Conveyance by Touch. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(1)
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2018 (English)In: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, ISSN 2414-4088, Vol. 2, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We here present results and analysis from a study of affective tactile communication between human and humanoid robot (the NAO robot). In the present work, participants conveyed eight emotions to the NAO via touch. In this study, we sought to understand the potential for using a wearable affective (tactile) interface, or WAffI. The aims of our study were to address the following: (i) how emotions and affective states can be conveyed (encoded) to such a humanoid robot, (ii) what are the effects of dressing the NAO in the WAffI on emotion conveyance and (iii) what is the potential for decoding emotion and affective states. We found that subjects conveyed touch for longer duration and over more locations on the robot when the NAO was dressed with WAffI than when it was not. Our analysis illuminates ways by which affective valence, and separate emotions, might be decoded by a humanoid robot according to the different features of touch: intensity, duration, location, type. Finally, we discuss the types of sensors and their distribution as they may be embedded within the WAffI and that would likely benefit Human-NAO (and Human-Humanoid) interaction along the affective tactile dimension.

Keywords
affective tactile interaction, emotions, human-robot interaction, touch, emotion classification
National Category
Robotics
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14958 (URN)10.3390/mti2010002 (DOI)
Projects
Design, textil och hållbar utveckling
Funder
Region Västra Götaland
Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Messina Dahlberg, G., Lindblom, J., Montebelli, A. & Billing, E. (2018). Negotiating epistemic spaces for dialogue across disciplines in higher education: The case of the Pepper experiment. In: EARLI, Joint SIG10-21 Conference, 2018, Luxembourg, 2018: . Paper presented at European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Joint SIG10-21 Conference, 2018, Luxembourg, 30–31 August 2018. Luxembourg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negotiating epistemic spaces for dialogue across disciplines in higher education: The case of the Pepper experiment
2018 (English)In: EARLI, Joint SIG10-21 Conference, 2018, Luxembourg, 2018, Luxembourg, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luxembourg: , 2018
National Category
Learning Pedagogy Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16120 (URN)
Conference
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Joint SIG10-21 Conference, 2018, Luxembourg, 30–31 August 2018
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2019-03-19Bibliographically approved
Ziemke, T., Arvola, M., Dahlbäck, N. & Billing, E. (Eds.). (2018). Proceedings of the 14th SweCog Conference. Paper presented at Swecog 2018, the 14th Swecog conference, Linköping, Sweden, October 11-12, 2018. Skövde: University of Skövde
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2018 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: University of Skövde, 2018. p. 30
Series
Skövde University Studies in Informatics, ISSN 1653-2325 ; 2018:1
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16309 (URN)978-91-983667-3-0 (ISBN)
Conference
Swecog 2018, the 14th Swecog conference, Linköping, Sweden, October 11-12, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-17 Created: 2018-10-17 Last updated: 2018-12-20Bibliographically approved
Richardson, K., Coeckelbergh, M., Wakunuma, K., Billing, E., Ziemke, T., Gómez, P., . . . Belpaeme, T. (2018). Robot Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism (DREAM): A Social Model of Autism. IEEE technology & society magazine, 37(1), 30-39
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2018 (English)In: IEEE technology & society magazine, ISSN 0278-0097, E-ISSN 1937-416X, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 30-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The development of social robots for children with autism has been a growth field for the past 15 years. This article reviews studies in robots and autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts socialcommunication development, and the ways social robots could help children with autism develop social skills. Drawing on ethics research from the EU-funded Development of Robot-Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism (DREAM) project (framework 7), this paper explores how ethics evolves and developed in this European project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2018
Keywords
Autism, Ethics, Medical treatment, Pediatrics, Robots, Variable speed drives
National Category
Robotics
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14957 (URN)10.1109/MTS.2018.2795096 (DOI)000427133300007 ()2-s2.0-85043506763 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Development of robot-enhanced therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders (DREAM), FP7 grant #611391
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 611391
Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Billing, E. & Ziemke, T. (2018). Robot-Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism. In: Proceedings of the 14th SweCog Conference: . Paper presented at SweCog 2018: 14th National Conference of the Swedish Cognitive Science Society, Linköping, October 11 and 12, 2018 (pp. 19-22). Skövde: University of Skövde
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th SweCog Conference, Skövde: University of Skövde , 2018, p. 19-22Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: University of Skövde, 2018
Series
Skövde University Studies in Informatics (SUSI), ISSN 1653-2325 ; 2018:1
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Interaction Lab (ILAB); INF302 Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16323 (URN)978-91-983667-3-0 (ISBN)
Conference
SweCog 2018: 14th National Conference of the Swedish Cognitive Science Society, Linköping, October 11 and 12, 2018
Projects
DREAM, FP7 grant #611391
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 611391
Available from: 2018-10-19 Created: 2018-10-19 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6568-9342

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