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Robota for Children with Autism


The ability for spontaneous and interactive imitation is a marker of the child's normal cognitive development. Children with autism are often impaired in their ability to imitate. Research with Robota  investigates how to use the imitation game to help children learn these fundamental skills.

This research is done as part of the Project Aurora, directed by Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn, in collaboration with Colnbrook School and Radlett Lodge School,  a school of the National Autistic Society and in collaboration with Prof.  Jacqueline Nadel at the Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie - Jussieu and the Hopital La Salpetriere.


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Last update: 11/03/2008