MIT Researchers Develop Robots for Autism Therapy

Published by , July 9, 2018 2:34 pm

(ScienceDaily) Personalized deep learning is equipping robots for autism therapy. MIT researchers have now developed a type of personalized machine learning that helps robots estimate the engagement and interest of autistic child during interactions, using data that are unique to that child. Armed with this personalized ‘deep learning’ network, the robots’ perception of the children’s responses agreed with assessments by human experts, with a correlation score of 60 percent.

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