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Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts


August 28, 2014

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In a pilot study, led by Maja Mataric of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, researchers found that children with autism spectrum disorders showed improved or maintained performance in learning imitative behavior by interacting with humanoid robots that provided graded cueing, an occupational therapy technique that shapes behavior by providing increasingly specific cues to help a person learn new skills.Full Story

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