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Beth Stackpole
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Re: iPad solution
Beth Stackpole   8/14/2012 8:26:20 AM
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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.

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

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A little creepy, but definitely on the right track
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 9:23:27 AM
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Thanks for the links, MrDon. I didn't realize MIT was engaged in this research and coursework. This is terrific.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Great work
Elizabeth M   8/14/2012 12:05:22 PM
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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.

mrdon
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Re: A little creepy, but definitely on the right track
mrdon   8/14/2012 12:20:06 PM
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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/

mrdon
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Re: iPad solution
mrdon   8/14/2012 12:23:22 PM
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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/

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Great work
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 1:06:33 PM
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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.

warren@fourward.com
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Humanoid Robot Used to Treat Autism
warren@fourward.com   8/16/2012 7:17:24 PM
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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!

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