Conference Papers  |    |  December 20, 2016

Religious Perceptions On Use Of Humanoid for Spiritual Augmentation Of Children With Autism

Peer-reviewed conference paper by Rugayah Hashima, Hanafiah Yussofb and Nur Liyana Zainal Bahrinc.
Presented at the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors.


In the study of theology relevant to contemporary advances in science and technology, the underpinnings with regards to the religious and spiritual outcomes have to be considered. In the case of humanoids for spiritual augmentation of children with various brain impairments, the religious implications to the children and their families require adequate support prior to the sessions. Hence, this paper provides a review of a monotheistic religion, Islam, that is, the perceptions on the use of robots for spiritual augmentation of special-needs children within the context of the Islamic faith. This is important to teachers and researchers in anticipating better outcomes and in contradicting the debate on psychedelic consequences.