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Planning-based Social Partners for Children with Autism

Bernardini, Sara and Porayska-Pomsta, Kaska (2013) Planning-based Social Partners for Children with Autism. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. AAAI Press.

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This paper describes the design and implementation of a planning-based socially intelligent agent built to help young children with Autism Spectrum Conditions acquire social communication skills. We explain how planning technology allowed us to satisfy agent’s design requirements that we identified through our consultations with children and carers and through a review of best practices for autism intervention.We discuss the design principles implemented, the engineering challenges faced and the lessons learned from building our pedagogical agent. We conclude by presenting substantial experimental results concerning the agent’s efficacy.

Item Type: Book Section
Controlled Keywords: Autsim Intervention, Autonomous Virtual Characters, Planning, Research methods, Computer Science(all), Psychology(all), Social Sciences(all)
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2014 11:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:54
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