Robot interprets signals of emotion from children with autism

08/21/2009 | WJRT-TV (Flint, Mich.)

Vanderbilt University researchers found that a robot designed to interpret body signals is able to accurately read the mood of children with autism spectrum disorders more than 80% of the time. The robot measures the heart rate, skin temperature and other signals of children while they play a video game. "If the robot determines that the child is getting stressed out, the robot will change the speed of the game and may play relaxing music," said a researcher.

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