Why a robot?Kids engage with robots as social entities. They talk and play with robots and treat them as a friend or peer. The robots are simple and patient, providing nonjudgmental companionship. Children love robots, which are not judgmental, and are consistent and systematic. Research shows that many children with autism and other special needs respond more readily to robots than they do to humans.
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Additional benefits from RAI (Robot-Assisted Instruction)
- Reduces workload on teachers, parents and therapists & increases observation time
- Helps reduce anxiety and stress on educators and students
- Helps children achieve and retain learning goals more quickly