On the spectrum

On the spectrum

Jennifer Partin was on her shift looking after children when she saw a young boy with autism grabbed and forced to make eye contact with another worker. “I wanted to say something, but I was just a lowly respite worker,” she said. “Every now and then I get pessimistic, so...

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Alumni build therapeutic bots for autistic children

Alumni build therapeutic bots for autistic children

Robokind aims to change the way humans interact with robots with its latest model, the ZENO R25. The robot sports a variety of social features and is able to carry out a conversation with the user. Robokind stemmed from Hanson Robotics, founded by David Hanson, who received his Ph.D. in...

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