Nowadays, we are witnessing the new technological revolution characterized by the participation of a new generation of robots in humans’ real life. This type of robots is called “Social Robots” and aims to help humans in their everyday activities. A socially sensitive and high demanding application field of these robots is the education of children having a variety of disorders e.g. autism spectral disorders. This work reviews the past approaches of child-robot interaction for educational purposes, by highlighting the progress achieved up to now and summarizes the specific challenges that need to be addressed in the near future.


Papakostas, G. Sidiropoulos, M. Bella, V. Kaburlasos, “Social robots in special education: current status and future challenges”, No. 18-2, Proceedings of the 2018 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMECH 2018), Kitakyushu, Japan, 2-5 June 2018, poster 1P1-A15.

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