Children posing with their friend, Romibo.  Courtesy of Origami Robotics and Duck’s Nest Preschool
Children posing with their friend, Romibo. Courtesy of Origami Robotics and Duck’s Nest Preschool

Teaching art with emotive robots friends

Art & Social Robot Therapy is a collaborative project between Fine Art Miracle and Origami Robotics, that uses sensory-adaptable robots like Origami Robotics’ Romibo to connect with young children on the autism spectrum and teach them self-expression through art. These robots address the individual sensory needs of an individual and are used by universities across the nation in the domains of autism, traumatic brain injury, dementia and education. Lesson plans using these robots are developed by Fine Art Miracles and will be produced into apps which can be shared and implemented globally, potentially helping thousands of children across the world.

Art & Social Robot Therapy was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by The Sprout Fund