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Storytelling Robot for Activities in the Alfadown Project

Adam Everson S. Araújo, Ariane Ruben C. Di Menezes, Kárita Cecília Rodrigues Silva, Edson Douglas F. De M. Santos, Juliana Santos de Souza Hannum, Talles Marcelo G. de A. Barbosa in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2019
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors:Adam Everson S. Araújo, Ariane Ruben C. Di Menezes, Kárita Cecília Rodrigues Silva, Edson Douglas F. De M. Santos, Juliana Santos de Souza Hannum, Talles Marcelo G. de A. Barbosa
10.5120/ijais2019451815
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  1. Adam Everson S Arajo, Ariane Ruben Di C Menezes, Krita Ceclia Rodrigues Silva, Edson Douglas De F M Santos, Juliana Santos Souza Hannum and Talles Marcelo G A Barbosa. Storytelling Robot for Activities in the Alfadown Project. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 12(23):7-11, August 2019. URL, DOI BibTeX

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    	author = "Adam Everson S. Arajo and Ariane Ruben C. Di Menezes and Krita Ceclia Rodrigues Silva and Edson Douglas F. De M. Santos and Juliana Santos de Souza Hannum and Talles Marcelo G. de A. Barbosa",
    	title = "Storytelling Robot for Activities in the Alfadown Project",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "August, 2019",
    	volume = 12,
    	number = 23,
    	month = "August",
    	year = 2019,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "7-11",
    	url = "http://www.ijais.org/archives/volume12/number23/1061-2019451815",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2019451815",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"
    }
    

Abstract

The project "Computer technologies as a facilitator during the literacy process of people with down syndrome" known as Alfadown, is an extension project and developed by the Program of Reference in Social Inclusion (PRIS) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás. The project aims to assist in the development of the written and verbal language of people with Down Syndrome (DS), through the use of computational technologies. The storytelling robot is a specific case of a sociable robot offering mechanisms that enables a natural and intuitive communication, while also aiming to replace the human during a narrative. The storytelling prototype used some elements from various technologies that includes, Emolab, Curious Learning, Application Programming Interfaces (API), Text to Speech from IBM Watson, and Unity. In order to evaluate volunteer learners of the Alfadown project, a questionnaire and stipulated activities were formulated for the implementation of test cases. To be able to measure the level of understanding of the story told and to attach data analysis from Emolab. This made it possible to analyze the following variables obtained from emolab: attention, engagement, valence, anger, contempt, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise. The conclusions obtained in this work, are in related to complexity, originality, and future works.

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Keywords

Storyteller; Sociable Robot; Down Syndrome