Although it sounds as unreal as spaceships landing, the researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, in the U.K. have created a robot that they say can help children with Autism learn the social skills that elude them.
The robot, named KASPAR (Kinesics and Synchronisation in Personal Assistant Robots) is life, or kid size, and is being used in human-robot interaction studies led by Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn. Her team’s goal is to to demonstrate the “possible therapeutic and educational benefits of “robotic mediators” for children with autism.”
It is interesting how far technology has come, now to the point where it is assisting with the emerging Autistic population. Technology has made our lives much more convenient and continues to do so as time passes; from iPads to Robots, technology is catching up.