Meet the Socially Interactive Robots

Four socially interactive robots were the focus of our research studies to identify which robot with which features was considered the most likely to be useful in intervention studies with young children with disabilities.


cosmobot kaspar

popchilla keepon

Lathan, C., Brisben, A., & Safos, C. (2005). CosmoBot levels the playing field for disabled children. Interactions, 12(2), 14-16.

Dautenhahn, K., Nehaniv, C.L., Walters, M.L., Robins, B., Kose-Bagci, H., Mirza, N.A., & Blow, M. (2009). KASPAR: A minimally expressive humanoid robot for human-robot interaction research. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 6, 369-397.

Interbot. (2011). Popchilla interactive robot. Pittsburg, PA:

Kozima, H., Michalowski, M.P., & Nakagawa, C. (2009). Keepong: A playful robot for research, therapy, and entertainment. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1, 3-18.