Robots4Autism Provides Autism Intervention Program

RoboKind offers Robots4Autism, an autism therapy curriculum delivered by a humanoid robot built for autism intervention.

Autism experts from the University of Texas at Dallas partnered with RoboKind engineers to build the Robots4Autism program designed to foster academic, social and behavioral development. Compared to traditional therapy, the curriculum, delivered by a robot named Milo, is more approachable for children on the autism spectrum due to their mechanical interests.

The curriculum is written as social stories and augmented with video modeling, which teach concepts that can be applied to the real world. Lesson topics include conversations, greeting and emotional regulation, with subtopics such as resolving problems and identifying emotions.