Fuzzy Robot Teaches Social Skills To Autistic Children

Fuzzy Robot Teaches Social Skills To Autistic Children
technology

A new robot practices everyday activities and emotions with challenged children through play.

Karen Summerson
  • 26 september 2012

While most autistic children have trouble communicating with others and reading social cues, they interact beautifully with toys and electronics, notably iPads and robotic animals. To combine these technologies, a Pennsylvania-based start-up called Interbots has created a prototype stuffed-animal robot named Popchilla and an accompanying iPad app.

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