Robots for Autism with Yale Professor Brian Scassellati

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December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

In the last decade, researchers and clinicians have collaborated to use robots as a tool for enhancing therapeutic and diagnostic options for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. New research is beginning to demonstrate that robots improve engagement and elicit novel social behaviors from people (particularly children and teenagers) with autism. However, why robots in particular show this capability remains unknown. This talk will focus on how robots can help prompt, measure, and evaluate social behavior in individuals with autism.

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Brian Scassellati is a Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Mechanical Engineering at Yale University and Director of the NSF Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics. His research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior, especially the developmental progression of early social skills. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, his research evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development (such as autism).

 

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Date:
December 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
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newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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2035945003

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