HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Automation & Motion Control

Video: Humanoid Robot Used to Treat Autism

Page 1 / 3 Next >
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/2  >  >>
warren@fourward.com
User Rank
Platinum
Humanoid Robot Used to Treat Autism
warren@fourward.com   8/16/2012 7:17:24 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting how autism increased just as they modified the shots they give the babies to include mercury.  Hmmmm.

But, I am on board with any innovation that will help these families.  There is nothing sadder than not being able to reach one's potential, and if these robots can help then we need them now!  If there is a way to reach them, I am glad it is an engineer doing it!

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great work
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 1:06:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks Elizabeth. Actually, in my case, it's my daughter. However, the greater incidence is with boys. There are 4.3 boys with autism for every one girl. Technology has always been a big part of my daughter's life -- that and animals -- both more so than friends.

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: iPad solution
mrdon   8/14/2012 12:23:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi Beth,

Your quite welcome. MIT is truly one of many innovative universities working to solve real world problems using cool and fun technology. Here's a link to all of their OCW course material. Enjoy!!!

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: A little creepy, but definitely on the right track
mrdon   8/14/2012 12:20:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob,

Your quite welcome. Yeah, MIT has some wonderful OCW material. I'm always going to the website for project ideas and design inspiration for my ITT Tech Electronics Engineering Technology classes I teach. Speaking of robotics, here's 2 cool MIT OCW courses you might find interesting.

Mobile Autonomous Systems Laboratory:

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-186-mobile-autonomous-systems-laboratory-january-iap-2005/

 

Autonomous Robot Design Competition:

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-270-autonomous-robot-design-competition-january-iap-2005/lecture-notes/

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great work
Elizabeth M   8/14/2012 12:05:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for sharing your personal experience. It's my understanding that robots like Zeno can work with older children and adults as well, so perhaps it's not too late for your son to engage in this sort of treatment to continue the progress he has already made. I wish you the best and thank you again for your interest.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A little creepy, but definitely on the right track
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 9:23:27 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the links, MrDon. I didn't realize MIT was engaged in this research and coursework. This is terrific.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: iPad solution
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 9:19:02 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Beth. With technology, there are no unspoken rules. If nothing else, technology is literal.

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Re: iPad solution
Beth Stackpole   8/14/2012 8:26:20 AM
NO RATINGS
I think technology is both calming and engaging, but also repetitive and structured--potentially a good mix for autistic kids as opposed to the freeforall that can be human emotions.


Thanks for the links @mrdon: I'm sure those will be really helpful for those who want to learn more about this research.

notarboca
User Rank
Gold
Great work
notarboca   8/14/2012 1:29:17 AM
NO RATINGS
My son is a teenager who is diagnosed as high functioning on the Asperger's scale.  He has learned as he has grown older to respond appropriately to the emotions of others, and to control his own.  I wish Zeno would have been available about 10 years ago, as this type of stimulus/therapy would have enabled him to "catch up" so much quicker, given his interest interest in computers and technology.  A big pat on the back to everyone engaged in this sort of research--you are making a difference.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: iPad solution
Mydesign   8/14/2012 12:39:11 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Charles, autism is effecting in brain. So their understanding and communication skills become weaker. So special education software and tools are required for them to get understand about things. From last several months am associating with an organization, which is doing charity work for kids with autism and other disabilities. We are planning for develop some special software and tools for e-learning of kids having autism.

Page 1/2  >  >>
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Get a load of these strange product designs. What's in the water these design engineers are drinking?
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
Cal Poly students use 3D printing to take flight -- and pass their class.
Celebrity engineer Grant Imahara will host a series of “webisodes” that will examine new technology and innovation from an engineer’s point of view.
The UX Italia video contest recognizes Italian machinery, technology, and other experience solutions that have contributed meaningful improvements to people’s lives and production processes. If you submit a three-minute video showcasing how the quality of Italian machinery's User eXperience is essential to your company's success, you just may win a trip to Italy.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 1 - 5, An Introduction to Embedded Software Architecture and Design
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service