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First steps of the robot

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Updated: 14.07.2014

First steps of the robot
Humanoid robot "Kinetron" programmed by IT staff of the International Clinic of Rehabilitation took his first steps.
In order to entice cerebral palsy children we tried to apply a humanoid robot that acts as a coach motivating and encouraging children.

Developed nine scenarios of robot behavior - three for the start of training, three to encourage patients in the middle of training and three for the final part. For example, one of such scenario. Music starts; the robot gets up, goes to the patient, waving his hand and says, "Hi, my name is KineTron the rehabilitation robot and what is your name?" After child’s answer, he says "Nice to meet you" and welcome bows. He offers to conduct training together, says he will closely watch and squats.

Evaluation of the rehabilitation robot application was carried out on a group of six children with cerebral palsy, aged 4 to 9 years, who were treated in a rehabilitation center "Elita". The rehabilitation robot was used at 5 -7 trainings of each child. During the training, the instructor started up a certain behavior of the robot by pressing the remote control.

After treatment course patients and parents were asked about their opinion on the project. All children liked the training with the rehabilitation robot. Children want it to be also present in other medical therapies.

We plan in the future to improve the movement and behavior of the robot and continue this direction of researches.

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