April 16, 2013

Autism Robot helps children

An interdisciplinary team of autism experts and mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University has created an interactive robot that can help children with autism learn.
NAO (pronounced “now”) is the little robot “front man” for an elaborate system of cameras, sensors and computers designed specifically to help young children learn how to coordinate their attention with other people and objects in their environment. This basic social skill is called joint attention.
Find more about research related to NAO at Vanderbilt  here