Robots in the classroom help autistic children learn

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Autistic children may learn better from robots than from human teachers, according to evidence emerging from a trial at a school in Birmingham.

Two humanoid robots, Max and Ben, have been helping teach children with autism at Topcliffe Primary since March.

The school is one of the first in the UK to try the technology.


Head teacher Ian Lowe said: “The robots have no emotion, so autistic children find them less threatening than their teachers and easier to engage with.”


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