This Robot Companion Helps Children with Developmental Disorders

By: Mishal Omar - May 16, 2016
References: digitaltrends & livescience
This rolling robot is called 'Leka' and is designed to provide a robot companion for autistic children.

The robot has a face that changes expressions and can use sound, light and colors to interact with children. It features customizable games that improve cognitive and motor skills. As autistic children often have issues with social interactions, the interactive aspects of this technology hopes to improve their ability to interact with people. The robot companion will also be trustworthy and reliable for autistic children who offer rely on patterns to feel safe.

The robot companion has adjustable levels of stimulation and difficulty times, as well as the capacity to track progress in the child's abilities.