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    Building autonomous social partners for autistic children

    Bernardini, S. and Porayska-Pomsta, Kaska and Smith, Tim J. and Avramides, K. (2012) Building autonomous social partners for autistic children. In: Nakano, Y. and Neff, M. and Paiva, A. and Walker, M. (eds.) Intelligent Virtual Agents. Lecture Notes In Computer Science 7502 7502. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 46-52. ISBN 9783642331961.

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    We present the design and implementation of an autonomous virtual agent that acts as a credible social partner for children with Autism Spectrum Conditions and supports them in acquiring social communication skills. The agent’s design is based on principles of best autism practice and input from users. Initial experimental results on the efficacy of the agent show encouraging tendencies for a number of children.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, September, 12-14, 2012. Proceedings
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Virtual Social Partners, Pedagogical Agents, Autonomy
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI), Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 10:01
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:18


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