R4U: Teleabilitation of ASD children by the virtual robot with AI, PI Dzmitry Tsetserukou

Recent project using social virtual robots as play partners for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in combination with traditional therapies from human practitioners can promote children’s social interaction and communication skills. Play is an effective solution in ASD intervention for helping children to reduce anxiety and move into the real, shared interaction. This project aims to develop a robot-enhanced play environment with ecosystem-like tools to train their children at homes using VR reality robots and special video games and video clips and to construct effective and meaningful play scenarios using multimodal feedback.