A humanoid robot that engages learners with autism and delivers lessons with embedded evidence-based practices that teach social, emotional and behavior skills.

This revolutionary robot is an exciting tool for educators. Using Robots4Autism’s comprehensive curriculum, Milo teaches learners with ASD how to identify and imitate emotions and expressions, and demonstrates appropriate social behavior and responses.

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…for Educators & Specialists.

Learning is Engagement

Robots4Autism integrates a variety of evidence based practices shown to improve social skills in students with autism (tools most of us are already using), packaged together in a highly systematic way, and delivered using Milo. Partnering a humanoid robot with a social and emotional curriculum provides a tool for evidence based practices to “unpack” social skills for students with autism.

  • Robots as technology aided instruction
  • Social narratives
  • Video modeling
  • Visual supports (picture symbol icons)
  • Natural modeling
  • Prompting verbal and visual
  • Reinforcement of target behaviors
  • Social skills training

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…for Public & Private Partners.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder costing U.S. citizens approximately $236-262 billion annually. A majority of these costs are in adult services – $175-196 billion, compared to $61-66 billion for children. The U.S. cost of autism over the lifespan is about $2.4 million for a person with an intellectual disability, or $1.4 million for a person without intellectual disability.[1]

The cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention. In addition, and possibly more important is the positive short term cost benefit and immediate impact to learners with ASD through the Robots4Autism program.

The Robots4Autism program has demonstrated effective and efficient social and emotional skill development for learners with ASD resulting in improved outcomes and significant cost avoidance to schools and school systems.


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…for Parents & Families.

A non-threatening way for children to practice their communication and social skills.

Milo the robot is designed to be interesting and approachable for learners with ASD. He can walk, talk and even model human facial expressions. Milo never gets frustrated or tired. He consistently delivers lessons in a way that INDIVIDUALS with autism respond to. This recurring positive experience creates an environment in which people can learn and thrive. Robots4Autism helps individuals with ASD improve their social and behavioral skills and gain the confidence they need to succeed academically and socially.

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A humanoid robot that engages learners with Autism and delivers lessons with embedded evidenced -based practices that teach social emotional and behavior skills.


We’re honored that so many school districts and therapy centers use Robots4Autism to teach social skills to their students. Take a look at how just a few of them are using Milo the robot to increase the learning performance of students with autism.


In partnership, Robokind and The Autism Society are launching the Robots4Autism School Grant Program. The success of the Robots4Autism program to teach positive behaviors that learners with ASD adopt, is crucial for their success in school, their ability to better function in society …read more


The Robots4Autism curriculum and its delivery by Milo the robot is based on research and best practices that show that children with autism are often more comfortable and engaged with robots than when working with a human therapist alone.




Milo in the Wild: Dance Party in Vancouver, British Columbia

Rebecca Vincent, a teacher from Vancouver, British Columbia recently tweeted RoboKind about her student and Milo having a dance party after completing their first lesson together. Vincent’s student is one of several that work with Milo to learn social behaviors that…

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Spartanburg, SC Case Study Executive Summary

CASE STUDY: Children with autism in Spartanburg (SC) show  dramatic improvement with Milo, the social robot. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Bottom Line The McCarthy Teszler School in Spartanburg, SC, discovered that a humanoid robot named Milo was an extremely effective way to…

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