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Robot helps children socialise and learn

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Developed at the University of Hertfordshire in England, talking humanoid robot Kaspar was designed specifically for children with autism and is now being trialled in Australia for the first time.

It is the size of a small child and has minimal facial expressions so as not to overwhelm children with autism. This allows them to interpret Kaspar’s expression.

Social robots have also made their mark in Singapore.Humanoid robots Pepper and NAO, are on a six-month trial with two preschools here where the robots are used to teach children in interactive ways, such as reading stories and dancing with the children.

 


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