How to use expressive & social robotics in autism? (with Aida Nazari, Luxai)
April 30, 2020
In this episode, we connect the dots with social & expressive robotics.
Many people on the autism spectrum struggle to get socialized or access opportunities in education and the workforce. Social robotics is a possible way to tackle this problem. But how is it challenging to make it truly adaptive and flexible across different environments?
Today’s conversation (an excerpt for a while) with Aida Nazari from Luxai – developing social robots for children on the autism spectrum.
Luxai is a spin-off of the University of Luxembourg. The main product to date – QTrobot, the proactive social robot designed to increase the efficiency of education by encouraging an active and engaged interaction and making it simple to attract children’s attention to teach new life skills. QTrobot may show facial expressions, gestures and body language and also talk with children. It can be used both by educators or researchers.
We talk on neurodiversity, social and expressive robotics, challenges of development and adoption.
Topics & timeline
Autism & neurodiversity in Europe
Neurodiversity & unemployment
How social robotics can tackle autism
Robotics for educators and researchers
Social robotics and distant learning in the new world
Robotics & DIY
This episode is related to collaborative action, AI and technology.