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    Exploring Multimodal Robotic Interaction through Storytelling for Aphasics

    People and Computers XXII
    Culture, Creativity, Interaction

    Proceedings of HCI 2008
    The 22nd British HCI Group Annual Conference
    Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    1 - 5 September 2008

    AUTHORS

    Omar Mubin & Abdullah Al Mahmud

    ABSTRACT

    In this poster, we propose the design of a multimodal robotic interaction mechanism that is intended to be used by Aphasics for storytelling. Through limited physical interaction, mild to moderate aphasic people can interact with a robot that may help them to be more active in their day to day activities. In our proposed design Aphasics interact with the iCat robot which recognises and understands the gestures of Aphasics hereby enabling both of them to participate in a one to one interaction. This interaction helps Aphasics to share and reinforce their experience of storytelling and consequently helps them to reengage in their post-stroke life.

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