Humanoid Socially Assistive Robotics SLR

To study the type of applications developed in the field of Humanoid Socially Assistive Robots we (Floris Erich, Masakazu Hirokawa, Kenji Suzuki) performed a systematic literature review. A summary of this research has been submitted to IEEE RO-MAN 2016.

Inclusions and exclusions

Criteria

To be included a paper has to meet all of the inclusion criteria and none of the exclusion criteria.

Inclusion criteria

IN1. Paper should be a primary study
IN2. Paper should concern the implementation of a robotic application

Exclusion criteria

EX1. Paper is written in a language other than English
EX2. Paper is inaccessible through the databases of our university
EX3. Robot is not humanoid
EX4. Application is not social/socially assistive robotics

EX3 and EX4 were added specially for the forward/backward citation analysis. For the database search the search terms ensured that these criteria were satisfied.

Database search

Search term: (social or socially) and assistive and (robot or robots or robotic or robotics) and humanoid
Database: Web of Science.

Included studies

Author(s) Year Title Venue
Costa, Lehmann, Dautenhahn, Robins, Soares 2015 Using a humanoid robot to elicit body awareness and appropriate physical interaction in children with autism International Journal of Social Robotics 7(2)
Robins, Dautenhahn 2010 Developing Play Scenarios for Tactile Interaction with a Humanoid Robot: A Case Study Exploration with Children with Autism Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6414
Fridin 2014 Kindergarten social assistive robot: First meeting and ethical issues Computers in Human Behavior 30
Torta, Werner, Johnson, Juola, Cuijpers, Bazzani, Oberzaucher, Lemberger, Lewy, Bregman 2014 Evaluation of a small socially-assistive humanoid robot in intelligent homes for the care of the elderly Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 76(1)
Alemi, Meghdari, Ghanbarzadeh, Moghadam, Ghanbarzadeh 2014 Impact of a Social Humanoid Robot as a Therapy Assistant in Children Cancer Treatment Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 8755
Fridin, Belokopytov 2014 Acceptance of socially assistive humanoid robot by preschool and elementary school teachers Computers in Human Behavior 33
Baddoura, Venture 2014 Human motion characteristics in relation to feeling familiar or frightened during an announced short interaction with a proactive humanoid Frontiers in Neurorobotics 8
Baddoura, Venture 2015 This robot is sociable: Close-up on the gestures and measured motion of a human responding to a proactive robot International Journal of Social Robotics 7(4)
Bekele, Lahiri, Swanson, Crittendon, Warren, Sarkar 2013 A step towards developing adaptive robot-mediated intervention architecture (aria) for children with autism IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 21(2)
Zhao, Zhao, Liu, Li, Peng, Hu 2013 A Humanoid Robot Used as an Assistive Intervention Tool for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Preliminary Research Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 8211
Pan, Okada, Uchiyama, Suzuki 2015 On the reaction to robot’s speech in a hotel public space International Journal of Social Robotics 7(5)
Wade, Parnandi, Mataric 2011 Using Socially Assistive Robotics to Augment Motor Task Performance in Individuals Post-Stroke IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Robins, Dautenhahn, Dubowski 2006 Does appearance matter in the interaction of children with autism with a humanoid robot?” Interaction Studies 7(3)
Uluer, Akalin, Koese 2015 A new robotic platform for sign language tutoring humanoid robots as assistive game companions for teaching sign language International Journal of Social Robotics 7(5)
Kose, Uluer, Akalin, Yorganci, Ozkul, Ince 2015 The effect of embodiment in sign language tutoring with assistive humanoid robots International Journal of Social Robotics 7(4)
Magyar, Vircikova 2015 Socially-Assistive Emotional Robot that Learns from the Wizard During the Interaction for Preventing Low Back Pain in Children/td>

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2015

Excluded studies

Author(s) Year Title Venue Reason
McGinn, Cullinan, Holland, Kelly 2014 Towards the Design of a New Humanoid Robot for Domestic Applications IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications Does not meet IN2: Concerns the construction of a robot, not it’s actual application
Simou, Alexiou, Tiligadis 2015 Artificial Humanoid for the Elderly People Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Does not meet IN2: Only a theoretical treatise
Hersh 2014 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems Overcoming Barriers and Increasing Independence – Service Robots for Elderly and Disabled People Does not meet IN2: Not a primary study
Soares, Costa, Silva, Goncalves, Rodrigues, Santos, Pereira, Moreira 2013 Robotica-Autismo Project: Technology for autistic children IEEE 3rd Portuguese Meeting in Bioengineering Does not meet IN1
Wu 2012 Designing robots for the elderly: Appearance issue and beyond Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics Does not meet IN2: Does not concern an implementation
Carcagni, Cazzato, Del Coco, Distante, Leo 2014 Visual Interaction Including Biometrics Information for a Socially Assistive Robotic Platform 13th European Conference on Computer Vision Does not meet IN2: Does not concern a robotic application
Mead, Atrash, Mataric 2013 Automated Proxemic Feature Extraction and Behavior Recognition: Applications in Human-Robot Interaction International Journal of Social Robotics Does not meet IN2: Does not concern a robotic application
Dinets, Vivian 2014 Exploratory Investigation of Attitudes Towards Assistive Robots for Future Users Travail Human Meets EX2

Forward/backward citation analysis

To increase the reach of our study we performed a forward/backward citation analysis. The forward citation analysis considers all the papers which cited a paper included in our study. The backward citation analysis considers all the papers which are cited by the already included studies.

Included/excluded studies based on forward citation analysis

Original study: Robins, Dautenhahn, and Dubowski, 2006
Included: 5/17

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Ponce, Molina, Grammatikou 2016 Design based on fuzzy signal detection theory for a semi-autonomous assisting robot in children autism therapy Computers in Human Behavior 55 Excluded, does not meet IN2
Bekele, Crittendon, Swanson, Sarkar, Warren 2014 Pilot clinical application of an adaptive robotic system for young children with autism Autism 18(5) Excluded, meets EX2
Cook, Swapp, Pan 2014 Atypical interference effect of action observation in autism spectrum conditions Psychological Medicine 44(4) Excluded, does not meet IN2
Wiese, Muller, Wykowska 2014 Using a Gaze-Cueing Paradigm to Examine Social Cognitive Mechanisms of Individuals with Autism Observing Robot and Human Faces Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 8755 Included
Salter, Davey, Michaud 2014 Designing & Developing QueBall, A Robotic Device for Autism Therapy 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Excluded, meets EX3
Jordan, King, Hellersteth, Wiren, Mulligan 2013 Feasibility of using a humanoid robot for enhancing attention and social skills in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder International Journal of Rehabilitation Research Included
Boyraz, Yigit, Bicer 2013 UMAY: A Modular Humanoid Platform for Education and Rehabilitation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 9th Asian Control Conference Excluded, does not meet IN2
Lee, Takehashi, Nagai, Obinata, Stefanov 2012 Which Robot Features Can Stimulate Better Responses from Children with Autism in Robot-Assisted Therapy? International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 9 Excluded, meets EX3
Goodrich, Colton, Brinton, Fujiki, Atherton, Robinson, Ricks, Maxfield, Acerson 2012 Incorporating a Robot into an Autism Therapy Team IEEE Intelligent Systems 27(2) Included
Costa, Soares, Pereira, Moreira 2012 Constraints in the design of activities focusing on Emotion Recognition for children with ASD using robotic tools 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics Excluded, does not meet IN2
Sinatra, Sims, Chin, Lum 2012 If it looks like a dog: The effect of physical appearance on human interaction with robots and animals Interaction Studies 13(2) Excluded, meets EX3
Rodman, Gilbert, Grove, Cunningham, Levenson, Wajsblat 2010 Efficacy of Brief Quantitative Measures of Play for Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Excluded, does not meet IN2
Ricks, Colton 2010 Trends and Considerations in Robot-Assisted Autism Therapy IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Excluded, does not meet IN1
Giullian, Ricks, Atherton, Colton, Goodrich, Brinton 2010 Detailed Requirements for Robots in Autism Therapy IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Included
Kose-Bagci, Ferrari, Dautenhahn, Syrdal, Nehaniv 2009 Effects of Embodiment and Gestures on Social Interaction in Drumming Games with a Humanoid Robot Advanced Robotics 23 Included
Daley, Lawson, van der Zee 2009 Asperger Syndrome and Mobile Phone Behavior 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction Excluded, does not meet IN2
Robins, Otero, Ferrari, Dautenhahn 2007 Eliciting requirements for a robotic toy for children with autism results from user panels IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Excluded, does not meet IN2

Original study: Bekele, Lahiri, Swanson, Crittendon, Warren, Sarkar, 2013. A Step Towards Developing Adaptive Robot-Mediated Intervention Architecture (ARIA) for Children With Autism
Included: 0/6

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Teachasrisaksakul, Zhang, Yang, Lo 2015 Imitation of Dynamic Walking With BSN for Humanoid Robot IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 19(3) Excluded, does not meet IN2
Zheng, Fu, Zhao, Swanson, Weitlauf, Warren, Sarkar 2015 Design of a Computer-Assisted System for Teaching Attentional Skills to Toddlers with ASD Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction Excluded, does not meet IN2
Aresti-Bartolome, Garcia-Zapirain 2015 Cognitive rehabilitation system for children with autism spectrum disorder using serious games: A pilot study Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 26 Excluded, does not meet IN2
Aresti-Bartolome, Garcia-Zapirain 2014 Technologies as Support Tools for Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Excluded, does not meet IN1
Costescu, Vanderborght, David 2014 The Effects of Robot-Enhanced Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analysis Review of General Psychology 18(2) Excluded, does not meet IN1
Goulart, Castillo, Valadao, Caldeira, Bastos 2014 Mobile Robotics: A Tool for Interaction with Children with Autism IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Excluded, meets EX3

Original study: Robins, Dautenhahn, 2010. Developing Play Scenarios for Tactile Interaction with a Humanoid Robot: A Case Study Exploration with Children with Autism
Included: 3/4 (1 paper already included in the main search)

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Costa, Lehmann, Dautenhahn, Robins, Soares 2015 Using a humanoid robot to elicit body awareness and appropriate physical interaction in children with autism International Journal of Social Robotics 7(2) Included in the main search
Wainer, Robins, Amirabdollahian, Dautenhahn 2014 Using the Humanoid Robot KASPAR to Autonomously Play Triadic Games and Facilitate Collaborative Play Among Children With Autism IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 6(3) Included
Cabibihan, Chauhan, Suresh 2014 Effects of the Artificial Skin’s Thickness on the Subsurface Pressure Profiles of Flat, Curved, and Braille Surfaces IEEE Sensors 1497) Excluded, does not meet IN2
Zhao, Zhao, Liu, Li, Peng, Hu 2013 A Humanoid Robot Used as an Assistive Intervention Tool for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Preliminary Research Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 8211 Included

Original study: Fridin, Belokopytov, 2014. Acceptance of socially assistive humanoid robot by preschool and elementary school teachers

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Keren, Fridin 2014 Kindergarten Social Assistive Robot (KindSAR) for children’s geometric thinking and metacognitive development in preschool education: A pilot study Computers in Human Behavior 35 Included
Diep, Cabibihan, Wolbring 2014 Social Robotics through an Anticipatory Governance Lens 6th International Conference on Social Robotics Excluded, does not meet IN1
Serholt, Barendregt, Leite, Hastie, Jones, Paiva, Vasalou, Castellano 2014 Teachers’ Views on the Use of Empathic Robotic Tutors in the Classroom 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Excluded, does not meet IN2

Original study: Fridin, 2014. Kindergarten social assistive robot: First meeting and ethical issues
Included: 3/3 (1 paper already included in the main search, one paper included in the forward search for Fridin, Belokopytov, 2014. Acceptance of socially assistive humanoid robot by preschool and elementary school teachers)

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Fridin, Belokopytov 2014 Robotics Agent Coacher for CP motor Function (RAC CP Fun) Robotica 32(8) Included
Keren, Fridin 2014 Kindergarten Social Assistive Robot (KindSAR) for children’s geometric thinking and metacognitive development in preschool education: A pilot study Computers in Human Behavior 35 Included
Fridin, Belokopytov 2014 Acceptance of socially assistive humanoid robot by preschool and elementary school teachers Computers in Human Behavior 33 Included

Original study: Alemi, Meghdari, Ghanbarzadeh, Moghadam, Ghanbarzadeh, 2014. Impact of a Social Humanoid Robot as a Therapy Assistant in Children Cancer Treatment
Included: 2/2 (1 paper already included in the main search)

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Magyar, Vircikova 2015 Socially-Assistive Emotional Robot that Learns from the Wizard During the Interaction for Preventing Low Back Pain in Children/td>

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2015 Included
Taheri, Alemi, Meghdari 2015 Impact of Humanoid Social Robots on Treatment of a Pair of Iranian Autistic Twins 7th International Conference on Social Robotics Included

Original study: Costa, Lehmann, Dautenhahn, Robins, Soares, 2015. Using a humanoid robot to elicit body awareness and appropriate physical interaction in children with autism
Included: 0/1

Author(s) Year Title Venue Included/excluded
Coeckelbergh, Pop, Simut, Peca, Pintea, David, Vanderborght 2016 A Survey of Expectations About the Role of Robots in Robot-Assisted Therapy for Children with ASD: Ethical Acceptability, Trust, Sociability, Appearance, and Attachment Science and Engineering Ethics 22(1) Excluded, does not meet IN1

Included/excluded studies based on backward citation analysis

For the backward citation analysis we only list included studies, due to the amount of material considered.
Original study: Costa, Lehmann, Dautenhahn, Robins, Soares, 2015. Using a humanoid robot to elicit body awareness and appropriate physical interaction in children with autism
Included: /33

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