Evaluating the effects of humanoid robots on the story telling skills of children on the autism spectrum

This project aims to evaluate the effects of humanoid robot-assisted interventions on the story retelling skills of school-age children on the autism spectrum. It will do this by: 

  • identifying effective strategies that strengthen story retelling for children on the spectrum
  • creating story retelling scripts (verbal and non-verbal) for use by humanoid robots with children on the spectrum, facilitated by their support teachers 
  • assessing changes in the narrative perspective taking ability of the children following the interventions
  • ascertaining if children's story retelling skills are transferred to their classroom activities 
  • developing evidence-based guidelines for teachers on the use of humanoid robots to foster narrative perspective taking. 
Project Leader(s)
  • Christina Chalmers, Queensland University of Technology
Project code
2.060RI