A study has found that preschool-age children who have autism respond favorably to a small robot that was programmed with prompts to help teach and reinforce social skills that might otherwise be taught by a therapist. "A therapist does many things that robots can't do," said Nilanjan Sarkar, a Vanderbilt University mechanical and computer-engineering professor who worked on the study. "But a robot-centered system could provide much of the repeated practice that is essential to learning."
Could robots play a role in teaching social skills?
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