The DE-ENIGMA Horizon 2020 project is a large, EU-funded project. It studies the potential of human-like robots as tools in autism education. This project brings together the UCL Institute of Education and partner institutions across Europe, representing both technical and autism-focused expertise. This research project explores the feasibility of robot-assisted teaching as part of autism education. Particularly for children whose social, daily life, or language skills may present barriers to participation in more ‘traditional’ programmes.
- Alcorn, A.M., Ainger, E., Charisi, V., Mantinioti, S., Petrović, S., Schadenberg, B.R., Tavassoli, T. & Pellicano, E (2019) Educators’ Views on Using Humanoid Robots With Autistic Learners in Special Education Settings in England. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
- Chevalier, P., Li, J.J., Ainger, E., Alcorn, A.M., Babovic, S., Charisi, V., Petrovic, S., Schadenberg, B.R., Pellicano, E., Evers, V. (2017) Dialogue Design for a Robot-Based Face-Mirroring Game to Engage Autistic Children with Emotional Expression. Social Robotics.
- Baird, A., Amiriparian, S., Cummins, N., Alcorn, A.M., Batliner, A., Pugachevskiy, S., Freitag, M., Gerczuk, M., Schuller, B. (2017) Automatic classification of autistic child vocalisations: A novel database and results. Proceedings of Interspeech.
- DE-ENIGMA Project Consortium. DE-ENIGMA: Autistic children exploring emotions with robots. The Project Repository Journal.
- De-ENIGMA in the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2017. The Language of life: Episode 2: Silent messages (at approximately 38:00).
- DE-ENIGMA on Operation Ouch (CBCC) – “Tremendous Tears”.
- Alcorn, A.M. (2018). SEND is where ed tech comes into its own. TES special issue on educational technology. TES.