June 9, 2010

Bandit Works With Autistic Kids

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Bandit was created to assist autistic children when family members may have problems in communication. Designed by researchers at the University of Southern California, the bot has camera eyes and has been programmed to make simplified facial expressions and movements. The hope is that he will help the kids become more socially active. They forsee that he will someday be able to play games, speak with them and modify behavior when needed.

Via Popsci

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 9, 2010 8:45 PM
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