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TRIK: A talking and drawing robot for children with communication disabilities

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Nodalida 2009: 17th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics
Year of publication: 
2009
PublicationType: 
Conference paper - peer reviewed

This paper describes an ongoing project where we develop and evaluate setup involving a communication board (for manual sign communication) and a drawing robot, which can communicate with each other via spoken language. The purpose is to help children with severe communication disabilities to learn language, language use and cooperation, in a playful and inspiring way. The communication board speaks and the robot is able to understand and talk back. This encourages the child to use the language and learn to cooperate to reach a common goal, which in this case is to get the robot to draw figures on a paper.

http://hdl.handle.net/10062/9806

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