The robot intermediary: Mechanical analogies and autism
This article explores the use of social robots as therapeutic agents for helping children with autism. I explore the circulation and use of mechanical analogies to describe autism extended by psychiatrists and autism experts. These analogies have been adopted by robotic scientists interested in developing robots as social agents and as therapeutic agents.
Citation : Richardson, K. (2016) The robot intermediary: Mechanical analogies and autism. Anthropology Today, 32 (5), pp. 18-20
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes