Using robots to educate children with autism

Using robots to educate children with autism

The University of Hertfordshire is currently developing a robot with artifical skin as a tool to help teach children with autism how to communicate and improve social skills. The robot, KASPAR, is described as a child-sized humanoid robot, and is being used in the...
On the Origin of Autism

On the Origin of Autism

For some time now family and twin studies have indicated a genetic influence on Autism. It may well be that the autism spectrum disorders have environmental as well as genetic influences, but if we are able to detail the genetics, we may be better placed to diagnose,...