5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism


Photo of 5

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.

Learn more about ASK Nao

In this slideshow


Editors’ Picks

Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through...

Love Writing About Robotics and AI? Robotics Trends is Hiring!
Robotics Trends and sister site Robotics Business Review are growing and adding...

WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller...

Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...