Hello, I'm NAO!
I'm a humanoid robot used by teachers and therapists around the world to develop communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I am programmed with special education applications and can track the progress of individual students with shareable online reports.
Starting this summer, I will be working with researchers at Ryerson University to better understand the speech patterns of children with autism.
Our study has two goals:
- The collect the first major data set of autistic children's speech using human-robot-interaction.
- To assess the NAO robot as a tool for therapists, teachers, and researchers.