NAO robot aims to help kids with autism become more social
Pilot study aims to see if this will help them become more sociable
NAO, a 60cm-tall robot, buckled on its knees and crashed on to the floor.
"I am feeling dizzy, I need to sit down," its robotic voice droned.
A therapist then monitors a child's response to the falling robot, in order to gauge his level of social skills.
That is because having empathy for others, in this case, reaching out to break the humanoid robot's fall or asking if it is all right, may not come instinctively to some children.