Study examines whether robots help autistic children learn about emotions

Imperial College London reports on a Europe-wide project exploring whether robots can support emotional understanding and learning in autistic children. The De-Enigma project uses a robot called Zeno that shows facial expressions and gestures in a consistent and precise way and which can also recognise language and gestures from children, meaning it can interact with them. The project hopes that Zeno will make emotional learning easier and more fun for autistic children.

Date added: 6 February 2016