Research: Social Robots Good for Engaging Autistic Students

April 9, 2016, News

New research hints that social robots may be the key to helping autistic students develop stronger social skills.

Social robot developer RoboKind recently released preliminary research results regarding Milo and Robots4Autism that indicate children affected Autism Spectrum Disorders are more engaged in autism therapy when interacting with social robots than with other people.While the research from social robot developer RoboKind is still in preliminary phases, the results thus far indicate that students with Autism Spectrum Disorders participate more in autism therapy when they are working with a social robot than with a human being.

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