Robot Toys for Severe Physically Handicapped Children

  • Andreas Hochgatterer (Autor)
  • Barbara Prazak-Aram (Autor)
  • Bernhard Blaha (Autor)
  • Martin Fürst (Autor)
  • Gernot Kronreif (Autor)

    Aktivität: Vortrag ohne Tagungsband / VorlesungPräsentation auf einer wissenschaftlichen Konferenz / Workshop


    Lack of interaction with social and material environment for severe physically handicapped children often lead to retardations in cerebral development. Toys seem to be a very promising instrument for learning and playing, especially because the interaction takes place in a "real" world and not in a "virtual" one. A study currently carried out by ARC Seibersdorf research (ARCS) investigates how children with severe physical handicaps play in comparison with "normal" children. The final goal of this study is to identify if and how the usage of up-to-date (robot) technology can provide enhanced possibilities to interact with the environment for severe physically handicapped children. First results given in this paper indicate that for this user group a toy robot system can be a reasonable solution to enable playing and learning. In addition the paper outlines a special designed robot system for playing, learning and therapy being under development by the "Group on Intelligent Robot Systems" of ARCS.
    Zeitraum22 Apr. 200325 Apr. 2003
    Ereignistitel8th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

    Research Field

    • Nicht definiert


    • Handicapped
    • Environment
    • Connections
    • Manipulation
    • Possibilities