5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism


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Nao

Nao, the two-foot-tall humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics, can do a lot more than dance and look cute. The French company discovered Nao's success in the classroom, resulting in the launch of ASK (Autism Solutions for Kids) Nao program.

Nao’s tasks are semi-autonomous educational applications inspired from various behavioral approaches and models (ABA, PECS, TEACCH, DENVER, SCERTS). For example, Nao prompts the student, waits for the appropriate response, and provides a reward when the response is correct or, when the response is incorrect, encouragement and a clue.

Teachers can select and personalize tasks based on a child’s individual learning goals, motivators, internal states, and personality. Nao responds to voice commands and tracks each child’s performance.

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