How Robots Are Helping Young People

We’re constantly told that the young are the most tech savvy generation there has ever been, so it’s perhaps no surprise that they are among the forerunners when it comes to working with robots.

For instance, a Harvard team developed a robot, called Root, that was designed to help children learn how to code.  Alternatively, last year I wrote about a robot that was designed to care for children.  The machine, called NAO, is capable of reading the mood of the child, recognizing their family and even understanding your preferences for food, music and so on.

NAO joins the growing ranks of care giving robots that include MIT’s Huggable, which is a teddy bear robot that aims to provide support and comfort to children with chronic illnesses, all the while reporting on various vital signs to their doctors.

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