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Can a robot REALLY 'bond' with autistic children?
Daily Mail ^
| November 30, 2011
| Rob Waugh
Posted on 12/01/2011 11:30:50 AM PST by Altariel
Robots from around Europe are flocking to London this week - but, thankfully, we won't need to call Doctor Who to fend off this particular onslaught.
More than 20 cutting-edge robots from around Europe will be on display at the Science Museum's Robotville exhibition this week - including a robot designed to help autistic children, and a robot that can (sometimes) catch a ball.
Naturally, many of the robots look like slightly spooky human beings - but other fields of robotics will be represented instead, including 'swarm' robotics, where tiny robots work together, a relatively new idea being pioneered in industry and on the battlefield.
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KEYWORDS: autism; autistic; robot; robots
Full Title: Can a robot REALLY 'bond' with autistic children? Caspar - and 20 other, weirder 'cyber-friends' - invade the Science Museum
posted on 12/01/2011 11:30:56 AM PST
Scary or appealing: you decide.
posted on 12/01/2011 11:32:45 AM PST
posted on 12/01/2011 11:34:30 AM PST
(Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
posted on 12/01/2011 11:39:02 AM PST
(I will NEVER vote for Romney! The GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him.)
I’m not autistic, but I have bonded with many mechanical devices (my car for one). I don’t see an inherent reason why anyone couldn’t bond with a robot if it is the ‘right’ robot for that person.
posted on 12/01/2011 11:39:58 AM PST
(Politics ain't beanbag.)
Can someone as stupid as Obama be elected President?
With enough glue a robot could bond to anything.
posted on 12/01/2011 11:55:29 AM PST
(I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
Japanese fembot bond with you long time.
posted on 12/01/2011 12:03:45 PM PST
(There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
Sounds eerily like the facilitated communication scam.
posted on 12/01/2011 12:05:42 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemys politicians guarantees they win)
Well, my kids have no trouble bonding with their ipods, smartphones, and xbox....
posted on 12/01/2011 12:58:00 PM PST
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