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June 21, 2016 AT 2:00 am

This Cute Robot Is Designed To Help Children With Autism #makereducation

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We love to see robotics being used to address inequities in educational technology! From FastCoExist.

Kids with autism and other developmental disorders often struggle with social skills. Now they can get help, somewhat ironically, from a robot.

Leka, a robotic smart toy designed to teach multiple skills, helps coach children through games like hide and seek. One child shakes the robot to activate it, hides it, and the other child follows the robot listening to the sound that it makes.

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