Fully-programmable humanoid robot for special ed
HD Cameras, tactile sensors, position sensors, microphones, force sensitive resistors, sonar
Drag&Drop, C++, Python, Java
Social Skills, Body Cognition, Pragmatic Language, Behavioral Techniques, Learning Readiness
1 NAO robot, 1 Charger, 1 Battery, 1 Docking Station, 1 tablet, 1 software license, 1 WiFi Router, 1 printed curriculum and 1 Transport Case
1 robot per student
Special Ed, Autism
preK to 5
Covering Learning Readiness and Social Skills
The NAO Special Ed Pack is a comprehensive solution designed to assist teachers and childcare workers in the support of autistic children.
It is a solution which includes the robot NAO, the Special Ed NAO Software and a range of fun and educational activities and applications specially written to meet the needs of autistic children.
NAO has qualities that are extremely well-adapted to the context of special education: he is engaging, predictable, tireless, but also multi-interactive.
NAO is humanoid technological interface who naturally attracts children. He helps to create communication bridges between the child and the people around him. He is easy to interpret, helps to reduce the children's anxiety, and minimizes the risks of over-stimulation.
NAO offers constant encouragement and never tires of repeating instructions. This helps to win the child's trust who will be happy to pursue his efforts. Whether through touch, voice or vision, NAO also offers an extremely wide range of possible interactions.
Benefits for the Student
Benefits for the School
This dedicated interface allows a teacher or related service specialist to easily select lessons to meet the unique learning styles of multiple students with ASD. Our turnkey approach covers everything an educational professional would need to operate, maintain, and update a child’s lesson plan. All that needs to be done is to turn on the robot, link to its own internal network, and monitor the student’s progress. As each lesson is completed, a report can be printed to show progress as it is related to the individual goals and objectives for each student.
Even with no prior knowledge in software or robotics, the interface enables users to easily take control of the robot and send commend the robot easily and at any time.
The solution comes with a printed copy of the NAO Special Ed curriculum that supports the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles. It includes 20 lessons or activities that are designed to improve learning readiness and social skills while decreasing the natural anxiety levels that many students with ASD suffer from when faced with processing traditional social settings.
Each activity can be personalized based on the learning goals, motivations and individual personality of each child.
These activities come with preprogrammed applications for the NAO robot that cover a broad range of varied and complementary skills such as: interpersonal communication, following directions, knowledge of everyday activities, vocabulary lessons, recognizing and regulating emotions, etc.