One of the major research projects that have shown exciting results in this field, is the use of robots to assist children on the Autistic spectrum. The use of robots as an educational resource for the development of social and emotional awareness has a multitude of benefits and the foundation to this concept is simple.
The Educational & social robot for Kids is non-judgemental. A robot does not care if you answer a question wrong, and it will never get bored, angry, or upset. Even the best teachers can’t always control their tone of voice and facial expressions but you can rely on a robot for consistency and that can be a very comforting concept.
THE BENEFITS OF ROBOTS FOR AUTISM
Robots have less complicated facial expressions, movements, and fewer changes in their tone of voice, this allows an Autistic student to pay more attention due to reduced distractions. This sense of feeling more at ease and less distracted when interacting with the robots, allows children to focus their attention on the curriculum presented to them and achieve the academic results they are capable of, and deserve.
The consistency of the robot’s interaction also works to develop a sense of familiarity and therefore comfort between the student and the robot. This allows the students to reach a point where they know that they don’t have to worry when they are interacting which is beneficial not only to their development but to their mental health.