How NAO Social Robot Used For Helping Children With Autism

The use of robots as an educational resource for the development of social and emotional awareness has a multitude of benefits and the foundation to this concept is simple. Robots are non-judgemental. 

A robot does not care if you answer a question wrong, and it will never get bored, angry, or upset. Even the best teachers can’t always control their tone of voice and facial expressions but you can rely on a robot for consistency and that can be a very comforting concept.

As you can see, each day is more usual to find people using social robots for helping children with autism. And here we have summarized the most popular, probably, in this field.


NAO robot from acts as a companion to children with special needs to help bridge the gap between the world of technology and humanity’s social universe. Through this initiative, NAO is making learning more fun for children while helping educators more effectively achieve learning goals.

Most children on the autism spectrum have a natural attraction towards technology and NAO’s humanoid shape creates a perfect link between technology and humanity. SoftBank has developed educational games that allow children to work on verbal and non-verbal communication, emotional intelligence, mimicking, and even basic academic skills. NAO locks these skills in children and also builds their confidence.

In addition to the NAO robot, ASK NAO provides educators with a user-friendly online interface for planning, monitoring, and analyzing NAO interactions and their impact on learning. 

This interface accomplishes the core requirements of special education in the school environment by improving communication channels between the various education professionals and parents in order to gain a better understanding of each child, automatically recording children’s progress and helping to set up lessons with NAO.