Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest Announced

RoboKind announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest, which invites members of the autism, special needs and education communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s social robot. The robot is the central component in Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program that uses purpose-built social robots and developmental instruction to teach critical emotional and social skills.

RoboKind's humanoid robot reads an individual’s emotions and level of attentiveness, adjusting interactions accordingly to enable human-like social engagement.

“We originally named our robot Zeno,” said Fred Margolin, RoboKind CEO and founder. “But for some kids with speech and language difficulties, the “z” sound can be a challenge to pronounce. We also wanted to distinguish the Robot4Autism program from our RoboSteps STEM instruction program, which refers to its robot as Zeno too.”

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