Virtual robot and virtual environments for cognitive skills assessment

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  • Robots with adapted controllers have been used to assess cognitive skills of children with motor impairments who are sometimes difficult to assess with standardized tests that rely on verbal or motor responses. This paper describes the development of a virtual robot and a virtual scenario that mimics the physical robot and activities of a previous study. The goal is to use this virtual robot for comparing children’s experiences using both the physical and the virtual robot, as measured by their performance executing the proposed activities. If experiences are equivalent, virtual robots, simulated environments, objects, and activities could be developed and widely shared and utilized without the need for a physical robot. The paper also reports a pilot study of the developed virtual robot involving three typically developing children, aged three, four and five years. This pilot test showed the adequacy of the system developed to be used in the experimental part of an ongoing research project.

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