Title:Effects of Social Robotics on Episodic Memory in Children With Intellectual Disabilities [Download]
Título:Efectos de la Robótica Social en la Memoria Episódica de Niños con Discapacidad Intelectual [Download]
J. Pérez, M. Azuaje, C. León and O. Pedroza
Robots;Training data;Task analysis;Memory management;Cognition;Educational robots;Semantics;Educational programs;Human-robot interaction;Educational robots;educational technology;human–robot interaction
Episodic memory is crucial to develop complex cognitive abilities like learning or reasoning, and non-complex cognitive abilities like calling the name of someone or remembering an appointment. It is known that an intellectual disability implies a deficit over tasks related to episodic memory, however, in the literature, there is no approach to stimulate episodic memory in children with intellectual disabilities. Because interactions with social robots have generated positive effects in children with intellectual disabilities, we propose an approach composed of three training sessions based on social robotics. In this paper, we present an exploratory study to know the effects of our approach on episodic memory in children with intellectual disabilities. The results have shown that our approach can enhance episodic memory in these children when they interact with interest and improve their performance in sessions.
How to cite:
J. Pérez, M. Azuaje, C. León and O. Pedroza, "Effects of Social Robotics on Episodic Memory in Children With Intellectual Disabilities," in IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 393-399, Nov. 2021. doi: 10.1109/RITA.2021.3125899