Robots, Apps and Brain Scans: New Tools to Help the Autistic Child

One promising approach involves interactive robots that help teach children with autism how to navigate social situations. My colleagues and I at George Washington University are encouraging about two dozen children with autism to communicate with humanoid robots that detect and analyze the children’s actions and respond in ways that reinforce social learning. The robots use personalized gestures and vocal cues to provide interactions that are rewarding to the children.

Robots, Apps and Brain Scans: New Tools to Help the Autistic Child

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