Robots4Autism is an interactive autism intervention tool that teaches critical emotional and social skills needed to function in everyday life.
Engages children who were previously unable/unwilling to interact.
Children with autism have been found to be less anxious and frequently enthusiastic about engaging with robots due to their inherent interest in technology. Our robot was designed around those mechanical and academic strengths to activate the child’s interests and opens the door for communicating with and learning from the robot.
We found in clinical practice, children with autism frequently exhibit social discomfort in face-to-face interactions with their therapist. Studies have shown that anxiety and emotional dysregulation inhibits learning. By providing opportunities to learn and practice new skills with a robot as opposed to a human, an element of social anxiety may be alleviated.
Non-threatening and intrinsically motivates children.
Robots4Autism robot provides nonthreatening and consistently delivered interventions so children are less likely to sense a therapist’s frustration or begin to feel nervous because of an uncomfortable human interaction. The consistently positive learning experience leads to intrinsically motivated children who want to return to our robot again and again for learning which increases their development success.
Multiphase, research-based curriculum, delivered consistently
In developing our curriculum, we used the evidence-based practices of social narratives and video modeling. We isolated target skills and social behaviors necessary for appropriate social interactions that are challenging for children with ASD. Several phases are completed and additional modules are in development.
Affordable for individuals and classrooms.
Offering the first affordable advanced social robot for both public and private schools, and autism therapy centers, RoboKind forges a new relationship between man and machine.
Learn how we are improving the lives of children with Autism.
- Humanoid robot with approachable personality that moves and demonstrates facial expressions
- Appeals to the mechanical interests of children with autism
- Engages children with autism faster than traditional therapy
- Nonthreatening robot consistently delivers lessons without negative emotion
- Autism expert written curriculum based on proven autism therapy methods
- Supplements traditional therapy
- Artificial intelligence identifies when child needs to be re-engaged to continue learning