Beatbots: An experiment in social development and interaction

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Not only are these dancing robots adorable and fun to play with, but they are also a research tool. The BeatBots team joined forces with Hideki Kozima to study how children, specifically children with autism, interact and communicate. In a world with so much stimuli coming at us non-stop, the beatbots are non-threatening, simpler and easier for kids to relate to.

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    Googleman81

    the keepon video on youtube has close to 1.5 million hits and every second comment is someone saying "i wanna buy this." i want one too, for purely non scientific purposes, it reminds me of those dancing flowers with sunglasses in a cuter more high tech kinda way. Smiley

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    Googleman81

    the keepon video on youtube has close to 1.5 million hits and every second comment is someone saying "i wanna buy this." i want one too, for purely non scientific purposes, it reminds me of those dancing flowers with sunglasses in a cuter more high tech kinda way. Smiley

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