Could Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory” and Sean Murphy from “Good Doctor”, suffering from autism or Asperger syndrome according to the plots of these series, to grow up more adapted to everyday life? Skoltech associate professor, head of the laboratory of Intellectual space robotics Dmitry Teteryukov is sure, that it would be possible with the help of special robots.
Over the past 15 years, the number of children with autism spectrum disorders has doubled. It is difficult for such children to build relationships not only with their peers but also with their parents. However, many studies have shown that children are eager to establish contacts with robots.
Pioneers of the home robots use for social connection from Yale University and MIT has proved that robots can help to establish connection between a child and people around.
Psychiatrist Maxim Piskunov will tell what autism is, how it manifests itself and how to help children, including high technologies assistance. The lecture will demonstrate humanoid robots and a learning system that motivates the child to practice and communicate with others in a playful way.
Dmitry Teteryukov, Associate Professor of Skoltech, Head of the Laboratory of Intellectual Space Robotics, PhD at The University of Tokyo
Maxim Piskunov, psychiatrist of the highest qualification of the category of the MEDSI Children's Clinic. President of the Association of Specialists in the Medical Support of Autistic Children.