The Next Generation of Intervention Tools
Therapists, educators, and para-professionals use Milo, Robots4Autism’s humanoid social robot, together with traditional intervention methods to help individuals with ASD reach their developmental goals. Innovative robot-generated instruction teaches social understanding and improves a learner’s ability to use social behaviors in natural contexts.
The objectives of robot interventions include learning to pick up on emotions, express empathy, act more appropriately in social situations, self-motivate, and generalize in the population. The Robots4Autism curriculum is available for elementary and middle school.
Benefits of Robots4Autism
- Designed around the academic and mechanical strengths of individuals with ASD
- Quick engagement
- Intrinsically motivates children to learn
- Simple for facilitator and learner to use
- Consistently delivered lessons – robots do not get frustrated
- Produces observable increases in eye contact, body language and friendliness
- Documents and records sessions for later review and inclusion in IEPs
Greetings, Talking, Resolving Problems
Identifying, Interpreting, Predicting, Acting Out, Responding
Meanings, Emotions, Interpretation
The Learner Experiences…
…a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from a social robot.
…consistently delivered lessons and increased opportunities to practice social interaction in a safe environment.
…unparalleled human-like expressions, gestural bodies, eye/face tracking and conversational artificial intelligence.
…using the accompanying tablet software, watch video of real life social situations.
The Robots4Autism curriculum is implemented using a robot-tablet interface. A professional and/or parent receive a multimedia instructional manual/DVD that explains how to conduct the baseline and post assessments, implement lessons, monitor progress data collected by the robot, view recordings, and promote generalization of the goals to natural settings.
Results with Milo
- Learners engage the robot almost immediately
- Observable increases in eye contact, body language and friendliness
- Shorter connection time than developing a relationship with person