RoboKind is one of the nation’s leading providers of the most widely used robots in autism therapies, and has teamed up with academic researchers in robotics and autism to advance the understanding of the use, benefits, and role of robots in autism intervention as well as the robotics technology that must be developed to facilitate large-scale clinical deployment of robots. The workshop will discuss the possibility of establishing a framework for developing a certification standard for RMI.
9:00 Workshop Opens | Welcome and Opening Comments
9:30 Dr. Shelley Margow, “Introducing an Integrated Treatment Approach to Using Robotic Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”
10:15 Prof. Pamela R. Rollins, “Using Humanoid Robots to Foster Social Engagement and Conversation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
11:15 Prof. Matthew Goodwin, “Developing Innovative Technology to Enhance Research and Practice in
Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: A Computational Behavioral Science Approach”
12:00 LUNCH/Networking (on own at facility food court)
1:00 Prof. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews, “Building Interdisciplinary Teams”
1:45 Richard Margolin, “Humanoid Robots Delivering Life-Changing Impact”
2:30 John Rochford, “IBM’s Watson and Autism Use Case”
3:15 Panel Discussion: Invited speakers will be joined by Dr. Thierry Karsenti and Prof. Momotaz Begum
4:15 ROBOT Access Lab / Networking
5:30 Workshop Closes
We’re not the only ones excited about this one-day-only event. Some of the top education news sites are helping to spread the word. Check out Education Dive, The Ed Tech Round Up, and The Learning Counsel to see what all the buzz is about.
We hope to see you there.
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