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RoboKind collaborates with top experts in autism therapy to ensure the efficacy of the Robots4Autism research-based curriculum that is delivered by Milo the robot. Research demonstrates that children with autism who are exposed to the curriculum and interact with Milo have observable increases in eye contact, body language and friendliness, as shown in the two graphics to the right.

Below is a selection of published research about the use of robots in autism therapy and social training. You can also learn more about the autism experts conducting research and helping with the ongoing development of Robots4Autism.

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Dallas, Texas KIPP Truth Elementary School Case Study

Executive Summary The Challenge KIPP Truth Elementary School was looking for a solution to help teach emotional regulation and behavior skills to their students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Located in a traditionally underserved neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, KIPP Truth is a college prep…

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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 engage their students with autism…

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Robots4Autism: New Frontiers in Clinical Research

Video credit: Autism Programs and Research, UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders Want More Information? * = Required Name* First Last Email* I am a…*== Choose One ==Parent/RelativeTeacherSchool AdministratorMedical/Therapeutic ProfessionalLegislatorPressNameThis field is for validation…

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Robots as Tools to Help Children with ASD to Identify Emotions

Sandra Costa, Department of Electronic Engineering, Algoritmi Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal Research on human-robot interaction has demonstrated that robots improve the response level, involvement and interest in children with ASD and promote new social behaviours. One important…

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Realistic Humanlike Robots for Treatment of ASD, Social Training, and Research; Shown to Appeal to Youths with ASD, Cause Physiological Arousal, and Increase Human-to-Human Social Engagement

David Hanson, Ph.D., et. al. This paper describes results from preliminary psychology experiments, which indicate that people (both children and adults) with autism or ASD accept realistic human-like robots, are not afraid of such robots, find such robots appealing and engaging, and may be more…

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