Autism Solutions for Kids: ASK NAO
Autism Solution for Kids (ASK NAO) was created by Aldebaran Robotics as a platform to create and deliver content on NAO robots to help children on the autism spectrum. It provides an easy-to-use interface for teachers and therapists and needs no prior knowledge of robots.
This initiative was developed after noticing that many children with Autism seem impulsively attracted to technology, particularly humanoid robots like NAO.
NAO has the benefit of being a non-threatening, non-judgemental, entity that can be programmed to breakdown social interactions into manageable pieces, reducing overstimulation. This ability to simplify elements of social interactions makes NAO a perfect bridge between technology and our human social world.