Robotics technology aims to help children with autism

04/16/2012 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

The Connecticut-based company Movia Robotics has developed a computer program that controls a robot and is meant to help teachers and therapists who work with children who have autism. The robot offers opportunities for the children with autism to practice appropriate interactions and responses. "We're trying to improve their quality of life by giving them basic skills, and through these skills giving them a way to better interact in the world with kids and adults," said Timothy Gifford, the company's CEO.

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