A boy-like robot looks over his shoulder.

Robots, artificial intelligence and autism

Image of Zeno, a 'human-like' robot with brown hairs and  eyebrows, and a grey/orange outfit.

The DE-ENIGMA Horizon 2020 project is a large, EU-funded project. It studies the potential of human-like robots as tools in autism education. This project brings together the UCL Institute of Education and partner institutions across Europe, representing both technical and autism-focused expertise. This research project explores the feasibility of robot-assisted teaching as part of autism education. Particularly for children whose social, daily life, or language skills may present barriers to participation in more ‘traditional’ programmes.

CRAE lead: Liz Pellicano with Alyssa Alcorn, Alria Williams and Maria Ashworth

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