About the design of the social robot Probo, facilitator for ASD therapies

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Abstract

The social robot Probo was designed to study human-robot interaction and robot-assisted therapy for children, and is currently used as facilitator for autism therapies. This paper discusses the design aspects, providing an intuitive, social, but also safe and soft physical behavior. For an intuitive interaction, the robot is equipped with 19 degrees of freedom, enabling it to show facial expressions. To provide intrinsic safety, the DOF's are actuated by two types of custom made passive compliant actuation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Brussels, 9-10-11 May 2012
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2012
Event9th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 9 May 201211 May 2012

Conference

Conference9th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Abbreviated titleNCTAM 2012
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period9/05/1211/05/12

Keywords

  • human-robot interaction (HRI)
  • robot-assisted therapy (RAT)
  • social robot
  • facial expressions
  • compliant actuation

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