CommU Support People with ASD
Robots which can be a bridge between people with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers
There is a social issue of providing communication support to people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We conduct a fundamental research on treatment and education for them by robots. Our field experiments, in which people with ASD talked with a social conversational robot “CommU”, showed an example to imply advantages of CommU, where people with ASD disclosed their usually undisclosed concerns or thoughts to CommU operated by their caregiver and then, they talked about the same topic with their caregiver directly. Through gathering and analyzing such cases, it is expected to realize robots which can be a bridge between people with ASD and their caregivers.